Posted by: friendsofewc | September 19, 2016

Clear Thinking on the South China Sea

CHINA SEMINAR

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 12 noon

at

Maple Garden Restaurant, 909 Isenberg Street, Honolulu

Topic:

Clear Thinking on the South China Sea 

by

Dave Stilwell

The South China Sea is a hot topic these days. Brigadier General Stilwell will offer his thoughts on the current state of the US-China relationship since the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea invalidated China’s 9-dash Line claim. He will offer his assessment of China’s long-term strategy, including Beijing’s intent behind East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone, as well as the many issues surrounding a South China Sea ADIZ.

Brigadier General Dave Stilwell retired from the Air Force after 35 years in uniform and is currently Adjunct Senior Fellow at the EWC. He began his career as a Korean linguist and later majored in Asian Studies and Chinese language as an East West Center participant 1987-1988.  BrigGen Stilwell has flown 2500 hours in the F-4 Phantom II and the F-16 Fighting Falcon with deployments to South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.  He most recently served as the Base and Wing Commander at Misawa Air Base, Japan; as Defense Attaché to the People’s Republic of China 2011-2013; and most recently as the Policy and Strategy advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for all Asia security issues.  He is married to former East West Center staff member Jan Watanabe, and they have two children, Dane and Janae.


  • The seminar is $20.00 for Friends of the East-West Center members, EWC and UH students and $25.00 for non-members with luncheon served after the talk. Payment may be made in advance or at the door. Checks should be made payable to Friends of the East-West Center. Seating is first-come, first-served at the Maple Garden Restaurant.
  • Please return the form below by mail, fax or email. Reservations must reach us by noon of the day before (October 12). Changes cannot be accommodated thereafter
  • No-shows please honor your reservation with payment.


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Friends of East-West Center cordially invites you to the spring 2016 sessions of the

CHINA SEMINAR

Thursday, 14 April, 2016, 12 noon

Maple Garden Restaurant
909 Isenberg Street, Honolulu

A Chinese Journalist’s Life In North Korea: What Are The Realities?

DU Baiyu

North Korea is a mystery to many of us.  DU Baiyu, who was a resident living in the most secretive country in the world for over two years between 2012 and 2014, will tell us her own stories and experiences in North Korea and show her rarely seen first-hand pictures.  Her talk will focus on ordinary people’s livelihood and mentality, which she learned from her interactions with both local North Koreans and expatriates working for international organizations and foreign embassies.  North Korea can never be so near and clear.

DU Baiyu (Rainey) is a working journalist from China’s State media Xinhua News Agency.  She was an Editor on the English Desk of Xinhua’s International News Department for 2 years (2010-2012).  Between March 2012 and July 2014, Ms. DU was a Xinhua Correspondent in Pyongyang, North Korea.  She has published two books entitled My Pyongyang Story and North Korean Images on contemporary North Korean society, with a focus on ordinary people’s real life.  She is a graduate of Shanghai International Studies University majoring in Korean and English languages.  Currently she is a Parvin Fellow at the University of Hawaii Manoa and the East-West Center.

To RSVP, please call 944-7111 or email friends@eastwestcenter.org.

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Friends of East-West Center cordially invites you to the spring 2016 sessions of the

CHINA SEMINAR

Thursday, 10 March, 2016, 12 noon
Maple Garden Restaurant
909 Isenberg Street, Honolulu

$20.00 for Friends of the East-West Center members, EWC and UH students
$25.00 for non-members
Luncheon served after the talk

Changing Trends in Chinese Investment in the U.S.

Lawrence C. Foster

Chinese foreign investment around the world continues to break records every year.  What is happening with Chinese investment in the U.S., in Hawaii?  What are the future trends?  Are there any political or legal barriers?  For example, what happened to the lawsuit against President Obama after he blocked the sale of an Oregon wind farm site to a Chinese buyer, citing national security concerns?  Professor Lawrence Foster will address these questions.

Lawrence C. Foster started to learn Chinese and made his first trip to Asia (Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong) in the 1960s. His education includes a Ph.D. in Chinese language and literature and a law degree.  Larry’s professional career includes a professorship of Chinese language and literature, a lawyer and Dean and professor of the UH Law School.  From 2005 to 2013, while living in Shanghai, Larry was a Senior Consultant at a major international Chinese law firm and a mentor for young Chinese lawyers.  He has also been an affiliate professor at Beijing University’s School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China.  Larry is an elected member of the governing council of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, a past-President of the international alumni association of EWC, a member of Law Asia and the American Bar Association’s China Law Committee, and a trustee for Tokai University in Honolulu.

To RSVP, please call 944-7111 or email friends@eastwestcenter.org.

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