The BRI Themed Symposium and First CSARC Annual Conference Held in Haikou

December 8, 2017

On December 7-8, 2017, the CSARC and the National Institute for South China Sea Studies co-hosted the International Symposium on “Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)” and Common Development of the Greater South China Sea Region, and the First Annual Conference of the CSARC.

The Symposium aims to assess and define the implications of the BRI in global peace and security, and provide insights and suggestions for intra-and inter-regional cooperation within the framework of the BRI in various fields of marine economy and ocean governance. More than 70 participants were present at the symposium. Guest speakers were scholars and experts from various government agencies as well as distinguished think tanks and research institutes of China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.