Feb. 12: Global Conversations – South China Sea Conflict and the Influence of China in Southeast Asia

The disputes in the South China Sea among several Southeast Asian states and China have remained unresolved for decades. With China’s emergence as a regional and global power, the area has turned into a flashpoint in China-U.S. relations. Humphrey Fellows Camille Elemia, a multimedia reporter from the Philippines, Ha Tran, a broadcast journalist from Vietnam, and Aung Naing Soe, a multimedia journalist from Myanmar, will look into the maritime dispute, China’s increasing militarization in the contested waters and its economic expansion in the region.