China appears to alternate between alarmingly assertive actions in the South China Sea and goodwill outreach to Southeast Asia, at times pursuing both approaches simultaneously. The International Crisis Group’s Senior China Analyst Yanmei Xie will discuss the calculations and decision-making process driving Beijing’s South China Sea policy. Drawing from her recent report, “Stirring up the South China Sea (III): A Fleeting Opportunity for Calm,” Ms. Xie will review and analyze China’s internal debate on its maritime strategy, as the country tries to strike a balance between the quest for maritime control and regional stability.
DATE: July 10 (Friday)
VENUE: Royal Norwegian Embassy, Sanlitun Dong Yi Road, Chaoyang District
ENTRANCE: Only with registration! Free to FCCC members, 80 RMB on the door to non-members. Please bring your passport or photo ID!
REGISTRATION: at www.fccchina.org/events/10072015/
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Yanmei Xie is International Crisis Group’s Senior China Analyst. She joined the Crisis Group in 2012, focusing on Chinese foreign policy and its impact on conflict and potential conflict situations. Prior to joining the Crisis Group, she worked as a journalist in Washington DC for C-SPAN, the Capitol News Connection, Fox News, and the McGraw Hill Co., covering the Congress and presidential elections. Before moving to the United States, she was an international news producer at China Central Television.