SCSPI-RSIS Virtual Roundtable Discussion on the South China Sea Situations


On the afternoon of June 3, 2020, seven Chinese experts from the SCSPI and eleven experts from RSIS exchanged views and discussed the recent situations in the South China Sea.

Experts from both sides reviewed recent events from different perspectives and fields. A multitude of issues, including the US-China strategic competition, increasingly fierce diplomatic games and possible legal battles were covered during the intense and in-depth discussions.

Regular communication is very important, as both sides agreed after the meeting, especially at the time when offline meeting is not available amid the Covid-19 pandemic. In future, more virtual meetings can be held as needed.


Meeting pariticipants


With a view to maintaining and promoting the peace, stability and prosperity of the South China Sea, we launched the South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative (SCSPI). The Initiative aims to integrate intellectual resources and open source information worldwide and keep track of important actions and major policy changes of key stakeholders and other parties involved. It will provide professional data services and analysis reports to parties concerned, helping them keep competition under control, and seek partnerships.