• China's "Territorial and Spatial Program" and its New Maritime Infrastructure Connected with Space, Sky and Land

    YCAPS-SPF Community Conversation (Okinawa)

    15 November 2023 – 17:45-19:45 (JST)

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    YCAPS & the Sasakawa Peace Foundation are delighted to announce the next event in the Community Conversations seminar series in Okinawa! Dr. Chisako T. Masuo of Kyushu University will lead us in a discussion on China's territorial and spatial program.


    Since 2021, China has formulated and started to implement the new “Territorial and Spatial Program” over its claimed territories and “jurisdictional waters”. Under this, it has been developing and installing new types of maritime observation and surveillance infrastructures as well as other related facilities in the South and East China Seas that can impact American supremacy in Maritime Domain Awareness in the long run. What are Chinese motivations? How fast will they spread to other waters in the world? The speaker will discuss these questions with participants.




    • 17:45-18:30 Refreshments & Networking (food & drinks)
    • 18:30-19:45 Presentation and Q&A



    Vessel Hotel Campana Okinawa

    〒904-0115 Okinawa, Nakagami District, Chatan, Mihama, 9−22



    Registration: Google form (optional)





    Chisako T. MASUO (益尾知佐子) is a Professor at the Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University and an Adjunct Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA). She was given the Nakasone Yasuhiro Award of Excellence in 2021 for her contribution to China studies and for the policy discussions regarding China’s Coast Guard Law. She received Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 2008. Her research topics include Chinese domestic politics, foreign and maritime policies, and international relations with regards to China. Professor Masuo was a visiting scholar at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and China Foreign Affairs University in 2019, and a coordinate research scholar working with late Professor Ezra F. Vogel at the Harvard-Yenching Institute in 2014-2015.

    Format: This event will be off-the-record.
    Moderators: Jeff Mazziotta

    Co-Sponsor: Sasakawa Peace Foundation
    Seminar Cost: Free of charge

    Registeration: Optional via this Google form