About China Maritime Studies Institute Conferences
Typically lasting two days, our annual CMSI conferences are held in May each year and bring together academic experts, policy makers, and practitioners for panel discussions and presentations that focus on selected aspects of Chinese maritime development and the international security environment.
These annual conferences serve to stimulate focused research and foster dialogue among Chinese and American specialists resulting in enhanced understanding and continued productive research and analysis on focus areas. Although short in duration, the annual CMSI conferences provide a lasting impact on research that informs leaders and policy makers.
Past conferences have addressed topics ranging from China’s shipbuilding program and its evolving surface fleet to the nation’s Far East operations, their ongoing strategy in the region, and the maritime implications of a strong Chinese navy.
2017 CMSI Conference: China's Gray Zone Maritime Operations
This conference covered China’s major maritime forces beyond core People's Liberation army navy units, with particular focus on China’s second and third sea forces: the “white-hulled” coast guard and “blue-hulled” maritime militia.See 2017 Conference
Past CMSI Conferences
Past conference focus areas have included China's future submarine force, its surface fleet, aerospace development, energy strategy, and other relevant aspects of the Chinese maritime presence.See All Conferences