Asian Waters by Humphrey Hawksley audiobook

Asian Waters: The Struggle Over the South China Sea and the Strategy of Chinese Expansion

By Humphrey Hawksley
Read by Nigel Patterson

Tantor Audio 9780715652602
9.49 Hours Unabridged
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In the sphere of future global politics, no region will be as hotly contested as the Asia-Pacific, where great power interests collide amid the mistrust of unresolved conflicts and disputed territory. This is where authoritarian China is trying to rewrite international law and challenge the democratic values of the United States and its allies. The lightning rods of conflict are remote reefs and islands from which China has created military bases in the 1.5-million-square-mile expanse of the South China Sea, a crucial world trading route that this rising world power now claims as its own. No other Asian country can take on China alone. They look for protection from the United States, although it, too, may be ill-equipped for the job at hand. If China does get away with seizing and militarizing waters here, what will it do elsewhere in the world, and who will be able to stop it? In Asian Waters, award-winning foreign correspondent Humphrey Hawksley breaks down the politics—and tensions—that he has followed through this region for years. Reporting on decades of political developments, he has witnessed China's rise to become one of the world's most wealthy and militarized countries, and delivers in Asian Waters the compelling narrative of this most volatile region.

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In the sphere of future global politics, no region will be as hotly contested as the Asia-Pacific, where great power interests collide amid the mistrust of unresolved conflicts and disputed territory. This is where authoritarian China is trying to rewrite international law and challenge the democratic values of the United States and its allies. The lightning rods of conflict are remote reefs and islands from which China has created military bases in the 1.5-million-square-mile expanse of the South China Sea, a crucial world trading route that this rising world power now claims as its own. No other Asian country can take on China alone. They look for protection from the United States, although it, too, may be ill-equipped for the job at hand. If China does get away with seizing and militarizing waters here, what will it do elsewhere in the world, and who will be able to stop it?

In Asian Waters, award-winning foreign correspondent Humphrey Hawksley breaks down the politics—and tensions—that he has followed through this region for years. Reporting on decades of political developments, he has witnessed China's rise to become one of the world's most wealthy and militarized countries, and delivers in Asian Waters the compelling narrative of this most volatile region.

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Author Bio: Humphrey Hawksley

Author Bio: Humphrey Hawksley

Humphrey Hawksley is a BBC foreign correspondent whose face and voice are known to millions. He is the author of numerous titles, including Democracy Kills: What’s So Good About the Vote, the tie-in to the documentary about the pitfalls of the modern-day path to democracy from dictatorship. He has written for the Guardian, the Times of London, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, and other publications.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 9.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English