French Centre for Research on Contemporary China
Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Government and International Studies
Supported by the Institut français and the Consulate General of France in Hong
Kong & Macau
Strategies of China’s Maritime Actors in the South China Sea: A Coordinated Plan under the Leadership of the CCP?
This paper aims to explore coordination among China’s various maritime actors in the South China Sea. After around 2009, China reinforced its maritime territorial claims and tried to deter other states from strengthening their claims at China’s expense. China employed a range of diplomatic, administrative, economic, and military tactics to expand its effective control over disputed territories. One important question is whether these tactics are based on a well-coordinated plan or whether they are an unintended consequence of competition and selfish actions by various agencies. Do China’s maritime actors compete for their own narrow interests to the extent of disrupting China’s overall strategy? Or are these actors working under broad policy direction of the CCP? Also, what is the role of the PLA in the South China Sea? These are the questions that this paper will try to answer. In this presentation China’s maritime actors mainly refer to State Oceanic Administration/China’s Coast Guard, Oil Companies, Fishery militia and PLA Navy.
Mr. Shinji Yamaguchi, Research Fellow, National Institute for Defense Studies, Tokyo, Japan
The seminar was chaired and organised by Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan (HKBU) and Dr. Sébastien Colin (CEFC)
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