The South China Sea: Threats to the Rules Based Order
Bill Hayton (Chatham House and BBC News) will discuss China's increasingly assertive role in the South China Sea and its implications for the rules based order. This talk will be chaired by Professor Christopher Hughes (LSE).

The South China Sea: Threats to the Rules Based Order

When: Thu 06 December 2018 18:30-19:30
Where: DLT


The South China Sea: Threats to the Rules Based Order

Bill Hayton (Chatham House and BBC News) will discuss the People's Republic of China’s (PRC) increasingly assertive role in the South China Sea and its implications for the rules based order. This talk will be chaired by Professor Christopher R. Hughes (London School of Economics and Political Science) and will be followed by a question and answer session. 

Venue - Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT) in the SOAS Main Building 
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Speaker: Bill Hayton

Bill Hayton is an Associate Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs (since 2015) and has worked as a journalist with BBC News since 1998. He was the BBC’s reporter in Vietnam in 2006/7 and spent a year seconded to the state broadcaster in Myanmar in 2013/14 working on media development. He focuses on the South China Sea disputes and current affairs in Southeast Asia. He has briefed government departments, officials and companies in the UK, the USA, Europe and Asia and written for numerous media outlets on these subjects. His most recent book, South China Sea: the struggle for power in Asia (Yale 2014), was named a book of the year by both The Economist and Foreign Affairs in 2014.
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Chair: Professor Christopher R. Huges

Christopher R. Hughes is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he also served as Director of the Asia Research Centre from 2002 to 2005. He teaches specialist courses in the International Politics of the Asia Pacific, Chinese Foreign and Security Policy and Foreign Policy Analysis. His research focuses on the Asia-Pacific with special reference to Chinese foreign policy and politics, with monographs on Taiwan and Chinese Nationalism (Routledge 1997), China and the Internet: Politics of the Digital Leap Forward (edited with Gudrun Wacker, Routledge 2003) and Chinese Nationalism in the Global Era (Routledge 2006). He has various articles on Chinese politics and foreign policy, the international politics of the Asia Pacific, international relations theory and foreign policy in leading academic journals.
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This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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