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.


Could China seize and occupy Taiwan militarily?

Although both China and Taiwan maintain separate militaries and governments, China continues to assert sovereignty claims over Taiwan. Beijing officially seeks peaceful reunification, but has not ruled out using force to counter efforts to create an independent Taiwan.