How can confrontation in the South China Sea be prevented? Interview by the German Marshall Fund of the United States at the 2015 Stockholm China Forum in Guangzhou

The 15th Stockholm China Forum was held in Guangzhou, China on May 22-23, 2015. At the forum, senior members of the policy, intellectual, business, and media communities in the United States, Europe, and China engaged in nuanced discussions on the most urgent Asia policy issues facing the transatlantic community, including: strategic competition in the Asia Pacific, counter-terrorism, Ukraine and Russia, climate change, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative.

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Feng Zhang is a Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University’s Department of International Relations, Deputy Director (Higher Degree by Research) of the ANU’s Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, and a member of the executive committee of the Australian Centre on China in the World based at the ANU. His research focuses on Chinese foreign policy, Asia-Pacific security, and international relations theory. He is also Adjunct Professor at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies in China.

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