From 5 to 6 November 2020, the Inaugural Symposium on Maritime Cooperation and Ocean Governance was held in Haikou, co-organized by the National Institute for South China Sea Studies (NISCSS), China-Southeast Asia Research Center on the South China Sea (CSARC), Institute for China-America Studies (ICAS) and sponsored by the China Institute of the University of Alberta. It brought together over 500 participants from about 30 countries and regions, including experts, scholars, diplomats, former politicians and representatives from international organizations either physically present in Haikou or virtually present via the online conferencing system.
The two-day symposium is comprised of seven sessions, covering topics including “Global Ocean Governance and Regional Practices,” “Recent Development and Hotspot Issues in the South China Sea,” “Maritime Security Cooperation and Risk Management,” “Regional Order Construction in the South China Sea,” “Maritime Cooperation: Current Practices and the Future,” “Frontier Research on Maritime Issues and Capacity Building for Ocean Governance” and “New Ideas and Initiatives for Ocean Governance.”
8. Qin Tianbao & Wang Jinpeng, Promoting Institutional Cooperation of the International Organizations under the Ecosystem Approach：Take “Area-based Management Tools” in the BBNJ Agreement as an example