Asian Waters: The Struggle Over the Asia-Pacific and the Strategy of Chinese Expansion

October 03, 2018

In our fast-changing and unpredictable world one thing is certain: Asia is the new center of wealth and power and with that comes opportunity, connectivity and contest. Whether on trade or tension around the Korean peninsula, America and China suspiciously circle each other while many other countries are deciding where their long-term future best lies. How these complexities are handled will have repercussions on all our lives. Humphrey Hawksley, a former BBC China and Asia correspondent, draws on decades of first-hand experience in Asia for this compelling and comprehensive analysis of the Asia-Pacific region.


As a BBC correspondent, Humphrey Hawksley’s work has taken him to crises on every continent. He was expelled from Sri Lanka, arrested in Serbia, opened the BBC’s television bureau in China, and initiated an award-winning global campaign against enslaved children in the chocolate industry. His work has appeared in the The Globe and Mail, Financial Times, New York Times and other publications. His previous university presentations include Columbia, Cambridge and University College London. Humphrey is the author of the acclaimed ‘Future History’ series Dragon StrikeDragon Fire and The Third World War that explores world conflict.

About the Pacific Region Forum

The David Lam Centre draws on academic, business, and government resources, to provide opportunities at Pacific Region Forum events for reporting, analyzing, discussing and debating strategies for articulating relationships within and between businesses and their environments in North America and East and Southeast Asia.

Themes related to potential intercultural continuities and divergences are explored with a view to advancing the consonance and compatibility between corporate and social relationships and cultural values across the Pacific and within North America. This Forum is organized by Professor Rosalie L. Tung, Ming and Stella Wong Professor, International Business at SFU Beedie School of Business.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018


SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings, Vancouver
2270 Sauder Industries Policy Room

Please register here.