Maritime Issues in the East and South China Seas

Detailed look at Eastern China and Taiwan

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016


8:30 a.m. – Registration
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Panel Discussions


RAND Corporation

1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

Complimentary parking will be provided at RAND.

About the Conference

In recent years, countries in the Asia Pacific region have contested maritime zones and sovereignty rights. The RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles invite you to join experts from China, Japan, Taiwan, and the United States to learn about the issues in this important region of the world.


Panel One: Managing Maritime Disputes

  • Lessons from Global Experiences with Maritime Disputes
    Yann-huei Song, Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Regional Approaches to Territorial Dispute Management
    Tetsuo Kotani, Senior Research Fellow, The Japan Institute of International Affairs

Panel Two: Understanding the ECS and SCS Disputes

  • Economic Aspects of the ECS and SCS Disputes
    Chunhao Lou, Assistant Research Professor, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
  • Political and Security Aspects of the ECS and SCS Disputes
    Mira Rapp-Hooper, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security

Panel Three: Chinese and Taiwanese Maritime Interests

  • China's Approach to the ECS and SCS Disputes
    Cheng-yi Lin, Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Taiwan's Approach to and Experiences in Managing Maritime Disputes
    Michael Chase, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation
  • Analysis of Taiwan's ECS and SCS Peace Initiatives
    Joanna Yu Taylor, Adjunct Senior International Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation
  • Understanding the Legal Aspects of Mutual Non-Denial
    Chun-i Chen, Professor, National Chengchi University

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