The Importance of Evidence: Facts, Fiction and the South China Sea with Bill Hayton | National Committee on United States – China Relations


by Project Pengyou on April 7th, 2015   368 views

When and Where

  • 07/04/2015
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Cleary Gottlieb
    450 Park Avenue, Floor 28 Between 56th and 57th Streets New York, NY 10022
    New York
    United States
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The Importance of Evidence: Facts, Fiction and the South China Sea with Bill Hayton | National Committee on United States - China Relations

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Bill Hayton, a journalist with extensive experience in the region, examines the quality of the evidence behind the claims to the South China Sea which originated in debates in the 1930s.

The Importance of Evidence:
Facts, Fiction and the South China Sea
with Bill Hayton

Tuesday, April 7, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Cleary Gottlieb, New York City

China’s rise has changed the global balance of power, and one place to feel the strain is in Beijing’s back yard: the South China Sea.  For decades tensions have smoldered in the region, but today the threat of a direct confrontation among superpowers grows ever more likely. Bill Hayton, a journalist with extensive experience in the region, examines the quality of the evidence behind the claims to the South China Sea which originated in debates in the 1930s; the claims have been repeated ever since without consideration of their basis in fact. The high stakes involve regional rivals including India, Taiwan, the Philippines, and China, as well as the United States, Russia and others.
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Speaker Biography

Bill Hayton is the author of The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia, published by Yale University Press in October 2014 and named one of The Economist’s top books of the year. His previous book, Vietnam: Rising Dragon, was published by Yale in 2010. He has worked for the BBC since 1998, including a posting as the BBC reporter in Vietnam in 2006-07 and a secondment to the state broadcaster in Myanmar in 2013-14 to assist with media reform. He currently works for BBC World News TV in London and has also contributed to the South China Morning PostNational Interest and The Diplomat, among other publications.

He has a BA and MA in geography from the University of Cambridge.

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