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BOSTON, MA - Four professors from the Naval War College delivered presentations on China’s Naval Expansion during a Symposium on Chinese Naval Modernization at Boston University on November 19.
 
“China’s Naval Expansion: Implications for a Changing World” discussed the changing nature of U.S.-China relations with a specific focus on the effects of China’s naval expansion in recent years.

BOSTON, MA (November 19, 2010) Professor Nan Li, of the War College’s China Maritime Studies Institute, delivers a presentation during the “China’s Naval Expansion: Implications for a Changing World” symposium at Boston University. (Photo by Peter Dutton)Lyle Goldstein presented “China: Challenges and Opportunities” and Nan Li spoke on “China’s Evolving Naval Strategy” during the symposium’s first panel discussion. In a second panel entitled “China and the Near Seas,” Toshi Yoshihara and Peter Dutton delivered presentations on “The East China Sea and Ryukyu Islands” and “The South China Sea,” respectively.

Dutton, Goldstein, and Li are professors at the War College’s China Maritime Studies Institute, and Yoshihara is a faculty member with NWC’s Strategy and Policy Department. The professors were invited presenters for the event.
 
Approximately 80 people from the Boston academic community attended the public outreach event sponsored by the Boston University Center for the Study of Asia.

By Naval War College Public Affairs