On January 4, the People’s Republic of China unilaterally and without consultation activated the M503 flight route through the Taiwan Strait. The move violated several cross-strait agreements and threatened the status quo. The flight route change represents just one instance in a broader trend of Chinese actions that violate international laws, agreements, and norms in order to further China’s own interests. “With Chinese characteristics” has become a buzz phrase for Beijing’s effort to enjoy the benefits of a stable international order while insisting on its own conflicting foreign policy and military goals.
On February 22, Hudson Institute convened a panel of experts to discuss the challenges such actions pose to broader regional and international interests. Please join Seth Cropsey, Director of Hudson’s Center for American Seapower; Doug Feith, Director of Hudson’s Center for National Security Strategies; Vice Admiral Mark Fox (ret.), corporate vice president of customer affairs at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division; and Jamestown Foundation scholar Peter Wood.