22-03-2017 16:45
The East and South China Sea Tensions - Implications for Global Security

Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001
Poster AFET/SEDE Public Hearing The East and South China Sea Tensions - photo of sea with boats Poster AFET/SEDE Public Hearing The East and South China Sea Tensions - photo of sea with boats
Poster Public Hearing The East and South China Sea Tensions © European Union (2017) European Parliament

The East and South China Sea is a strategic maritime link and a major trade route with rich fishing grounds and oil and gas reserves. Mounting conflicts between neighbouring countries (in particular China, the Philippines and Vietnam) have resulted in growing security tension and militarisation of the region. The hearing addresses security implications of the territorial disputes for global and European security, and the role the EU could play in easing tensions in the region.