China and International Law: History, Theory, and Practice
The current contours of China’s economic growth and political influence have given rise to interests in and concerns about China’s global profile as well as its strategies of International Law. China’s stance and tactics in International Law are, however, rooted in its unique historical development and the consequent theoretical framework, which provide guidance to its practice in international affairs, transactions, and interstate relations. This paper aims at providing an overview of China’s approach to International Law with respect to the history, theory, and practice.
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