In this episode, Greg Poling joins us to discuss China’s behavior, motivations, and strategy in the South China Sea, including recent incidents and escalating tensions with the Philippines and Vietnam. Mr. Poling analyzes whether China’s narrative in the South China Sea is a compelling one, and warns of the potential for unintended escalations of violence between claimant states. He also touches on China’s increasing militarization of the South China Sea, and critiques the Trump administration’s strategy to advance US interests in the region.
Keyword:South China Sea
The Slippery Slope of US-China Competition: A Conversation with Wu Xinbo
In this episode, Dr. Wu Xinbo joins us to discuss the state of US-China relations amid increased tension and competition under the Trump administration. He analyzes US intentions toward China as well as China’s views on President Trump, and offers insights on how the two countries will handle sensitive issues in the bilateral relationship such as Taiwan and the South China Sea. Professor Wu forecasts the road ahead for US-China relations in the coming decade along with the implications for the global economy and the international situation.
China’s South China Sea Strategy: A Conversation with Bill Hayton
In this episode, Bill Hayton joins ChinaPower to discuss China’s activities and strategy in the South China Sea. He unpacks the history of all the parties’ sovereignty claims and the drivers of heightened tensions between China and other countries in the region, and explains the challenges Beijing faces in enforcing its extensive maritime claims.
Exploring China’s Security Landscape: A Conversation with Kaiser Kuo and Bonnie Glaser
In this crossover episode, Sinica Podcast’s Kaiser Kuo interviews Bonnie Glaser on China’s security issues. Ms. Glaser analyzes the implications of the Trump-Kim summit for China, Beijing’s economic and security leverage in the region, and China’s recent activity in the South China Sea.
China’s Maritime Militia: A Conversation with Andrew Erickson
In this episode, Professor Andrew Erickson joins us to discuss the origins and role of China’s maritime militia and how the United States should respond.
China-Vietnam Ties: A Conversation with Alexander Vuving
In this episode, Professor Alexander Vuving joins us to discuss the state of relations between China and Vietnam and the key points of contention between the two countries.
Duterte’s China Visit: A Conversation with Renato Cruz De Castro
In this episode, Professor Renato Cruz De Castro joins us to discuss Rodrigo Duterte’s policies towards China and its implications for politics of the region.
Exploring Sino-Japanese Relations: A Conversation with Sheila Smith
This episode explores the trends and relations between China and Japan as well as the historical roots behind their tensions with Professor Sheila Smith.