Former Taiwan Deputy Defence Minister discusses China’s expansion in UK Parliament

Former Taiwan Deputy Defence Minister discusses China’s expansion in UK Parliament

 

On 16 October, former Taiwan Deputy Minister of National Defence Admiral Yeong-Kang Chen participated in a discussion panel on the geopolitical situation in the South China Sea, which was held by the Henry Jackson Society at the House of Commons. Admiral Chen addressed the issue of potential military conflict in the region, arguing that China is changing the status quo and seeking to control the South China Sea through island-building. On the subject of changing China’s behaviour, the panel agreed on the need to act in a multilateral fashion while employing economic, military and diplomatic means.

 

Experts on the panel included prominent academics and researchers, including US Admiral Scott Swift, the MIT Center for International Studies Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow, Professor Peter Dutton at the US Naval War College and Research Fellow at the US-Asia Law Institute, Professor Peter Roberts, Director of Military Sciences at the Royal United Services Institute and Dr John Hemmings, the Director of the Asia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society.