The sub-forum of "the Maritime Silk Road and Common Development in the South China Sea Region" is scheduled to be held during March 25-26, 2017, in Boao, Hainan, China as part of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference (2017). It is co-sponsored by the National Institute for South China Sea Studies (NISCSS) and Secretariat of Boao Forum for Asia. It is intended to provide a high-end platform for close interaction and peer-to-peer dialogues on the most pressing issues in the South China Sea, such as current problems and prospect of implementing functional cooperation under the framework of DOC, applicable cooperation mechanisms and approaches, and connection of development strategy among regional countries along the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road.
The UCLan Institute for International and Comparative Law and China National Institute for South China Sea Studies are scheduled to co-organize an international workshop on“Maritime Silk Road: Challenges and Opportunities for Asia and Europe” from 4-5 May 2017 at Preston, Lancashire, the United Kingdom. This workshop is designed to assess and define the challenges and risks which the Maritime Silk Road Initiative may face, and provide insights and suggestions of solutions through comprehensive discussions by leading scholars from both Asia and Europe.