The South China Sea is a key region for international trade, fisheries, and natural resources. Thirty-percent of all global maritime trade is conducted in this region resulting in over $3 trillion in trade. Competing territorial claims in this region have increased tensions between China, ASEAN nations, and the United States. Both China and the United States have recently increased their military presence in this region, heightening tensions and increasing the likelihood of armed conflict. Join us Thursday, July 9th from 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM ET for a panel discussion with distinguished guests Gregory Poling and Christopher Ankersen who will address the South China Sea conflict along with regional prospects. This event will be co-hosted by Network 20/20 and the New York South East Asia Network and moderated by Ann Marie Murphy.