Bill Hayton is the author of The South China Sea: the struggle for power in Asia published by Yale University Press in October 2014 and nominated as one of The Economist’s top books of the year. His previous book Vietnam: rising dragon was published by Yale in 2010. He has worked for the BBC since 1998, including a posting as the BBC reporter in Vietnam in 2006-7 and a secondment to the state broadcaster in Myanmar during 2013-14 to assist with media reform. He currently works for BBC World News TV in London and has also contributed to the South China Morning Post, National Interest and The Diplomat among other publications.
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