Video streaming by Ustream Professor Toshi Yoshihara's testimony begins at 44:30.

From U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs
Sept. 14, 2012

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Professor Toshi Yoshihara, John A. van Beuren Chair of Asia-Pacific Studies at the U.S. Naval War College, provided testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on Sept. 12, in Washington, D.C.

Yoshihara spoke on the topic, “Beijing as an Emerging Power in the South China Sea.”

"In my judgment, China's recent assertiveness in the South China Sea is a harbinger of things to come," stated Yoshihara.  "Beijing's seapower project has opened up new strategic vistas for Chinese leaders and military commanders."

Yoshihara's prepared statement is available to read at, and the entire hearing is available for viewing at
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