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Navigating Troubled Waters: Understanding China's South China Sea Assertion Through Geopolitical, Economic, and Strategic Lenses

Project by Polygence alum Sam

Navigating Troubled Waters: Understanding China's South China Sea Assertion Through Geopolitical, Economic, and Strategic Lenses

Project's result

Through writing this research paper, I was able to learn and understand the ins and outs of the South China Sea, especially from the perspective of the Chinese

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Summary

In the present day, there is always a constant lingering fear of an outbreak of war. A possible spark for a major global conflict is the ever-changing geopolitics of the South China Sea. This paper tackles the diplomatic landscape of the South China Sea and specifically looks at why China is aggressively asserting its control over the region. To do this, the paper examines the situation through economic, geopolitical, and strategic lenses. Existing research and a variety of theories will be utilized when looking through each lens. Beyond China's motive, the paper will also deduce what is likely to transpire from these aggressive claims in the near future, as well as give a policy recommendation on what China should implement to best satisfy its interests in the South China Sea.

Shane

Shane

Polygence mentor

MBA Master of Business Administration

Subjects

Social Science, Quantitative, Business

Expertise

Leadership, Consulting, MBA, graduate school, college applications, education, generative AI, new business ideas, entrepreneurship, non-profit, Business, Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Military, US Army, ROTC, West Point

Sam

Sam

Student

My name is Sam and I wrote a paper about the South China Sea

Graduation Year

2025

Project review

“Everything ran quite smoothly and there wasn't many bumps. The system and mentor was great and the lessons were straight forward and easy to initiate.”

About my mentor

“He helped with giving a foundation as I was quite inexperienced with writing research papers before this. He also gave great advice and support along the way as I planned and wrote the paper.”