SCSC10: Session 2 "SESSION 2: South China Sea in Spotlight: 10-Year Recap"
This session compares the state of affairs in South China Sea today with those ten years ago. It is designed to draw up endurances and changes on the ground, in the assessments of different governments, and in relations among claimants and powers concerned over related issues. It also examines different historiographies and narratives to chart out similarities and gaps in mentalities, perceptions, and interpretations, which then distorted realities and complicated the cycle of actions and reactions. Following ups and downs in the tension level, the panelists are required to identify major drivers behind those factual and mental changes.