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From Satellites to Ships: China’s Island-Building in the South China Sea

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We are delighted to invite you to a discussion with Greg Poling, Dr John Hemmings and James Rogers about China's island building.

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In late 2013, the People’s Republic of China began building and fortifying islands across a number of reefs in the South China Sea. These bases, built at immense cost, underscored China’s maritime strategy to dominate one of the world’s most important waterways and overturn decades of established international law, creating in effect a “Chinese lake”. Beijing’s island-building rose to international prominence in part as a result of satellite images and other data released by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) at the Washington-based think tank, CSIS. As a result of this, the UK and other European powers have begun taking a more direct interest in what China is attempting to do in the South China Sea, since both their interests in a rules-based system and potentially their economic and security concerns in Asia are affected.

By kind invitation of Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP, we are delighted to invite you to a discussion about China's island building in the South China Sea with Gregory Poling, Director of the AMTI at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Dr John Hemmings (HJS) and James Rogers (HJS). Using satellite imagery and remote sensing data, Mr. Poling will show how the story unfolded at the time, where it is now, and where it’s going.

SPEAKERS:

Gregory B. Poling

Director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) and a fellow with the Southeast Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Dr. John Hemmings

Director of the Asia Studies Centre, the Henry Jackson Society

James Rogers

Director of the Global Britain Programme, the Henry Jackson Society

CHAIR:

Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP

Sevenoaks

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