New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre participates in SIIS Regional Security Dialogue
27 July 2017
The New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre (NZCCRC) took part in a track II dialogue hosted by the Shanghai Institutes of International Studies (SIIS) in Shanghai, China on the 17th and 18th of July. The topic of the two-day event was “Regional Security Architecture: Consensus and Challenges.” Leading scholars from China and the region led the discussions which covered a number of themes related to security cooperation in the Asia Pacific. Panels debated the current state of regional affairs, looked to future challenges and possible solutions and identified areas of further cooperation.
With over eighteen speakers from China, New Zealand, Korea, Russia and Southeast Asia, the event provided an opportunity to evaluate security architecture in the region, to discuss what kinds of frameworks are currently in place and where existing mechanisms can be improved. Dr Jason Young attended the track II event for the China Research Centre and noted the importance placed on reconceptualising regional security cooperation by dialogue participants.
Shanghai Institutes of International Studies is a Shanghai Municipal Government affiliated think tank that informs government decision making in the People’s Republic of China. By participating in the track II event, the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre learnt more about evolving regional security concepts in China and presented a New Zealand academic view of the region.