5–29 July 2022
Selected weekends: Saturday 23 July, 11am-3pm
Australian Centre on China in the World
Building 188, Fellows Lane
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601
This event is hybrid (in-person and online).
The Biden administration’s policy toward the Indo-Pacific region is taking shape now, with the release of the Indo-Pacific Strategy in February 2022, Biden’s launching of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework on May 23, and the much anticipated China speech by Secretary of State Blinken on May 26.
It has been a decade since 2012 when China has set the national goal of ‘constructing a strong maritime state’ (建设海洋强国). However, the government has introduced all-encompassing maritime policies, claiming that they all play a part in the building of maritime power. Therefore, it is still unclear to us of what China’s maritime power is exactly about.