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Club Breakfast: China and ASEAN: Opportunities and Challenges in South China Sea

Date: 15 Dec 2015 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM | Venue:

8:15am for 8:30am – Continental Breakfast
9:00am – address
1st Floor

Speaker: Ei Sun OH, Senior Fellow,
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Former Political Secretary to the present Prime Minister of Malaysia.

China’s island building activity in the South China Sea in 2015 had launched a deep debate, sometimes divisive, over who controls one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

While the US and China had sparred publicly, Southeast Asian nations were also equally divided over who should control the seas on their doorstep. Could a block of disparate Southeast Asian nations take a united stand?

Political Secretary to Malaysia’s prime minister until 2011, Mr. Oh was a council member of the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association, and president of the Sabah Ma Zhong (Malaysia-China) Friendship Association. Ei Sun was Administrative Officer at the International Telecommunication Union, as well as scientific & legal consultant to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva, Switzerland. He earned his JD, MBA, MSc (Engineering), BSc (Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering), BA (German), all from the University of California, Davis, USA.

The speaker was arranged by the Hong Kong Democratic Foundation (

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