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International Governance and the Rule of Law in China under the Belt and Road Initiative


  • Editor: Yun Zhao, The University of Hong Kong
Jingxia Shi, Samuli Seppanen, Jaemin Lee, Sarah Wersborg, Kelvin Hiu Fai Kwok, Wei Shen, Christopher Chen, Yue Peng, Yongmin Bian, Yun Zhao, Yuhong Chai, Weixia Gu, Shengli Jiang
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  • Date Published: October 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108420143

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  • The edited volume aims at examining China's role in the field of international governance and the rule of law under the Belt and Road Initiative from a holistic manner. It seeks alternative analytical frameworks that not only take into account legal ideologies and legal ideals, but also local demand, socio-political circumstances, to explain and understand China's legal interactions with countries along the Road, so that more useful insights can be produced in predicting and analysing China's as well as other emerging Asian countries' legal future. Authors from Germany, Korea, Singapore, Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong have contributed to this edited volume, which produces academic dialogues and conducts intellectual exchanges in specific sub-themes.

    • Critically evaluates the changes the Belt and Road Initiative might bring to the field of international law and international governance
    • Explores possible approaches to deal with new legal issues that arise under the Belt and Road Initiative in China and countries along the Belt and Road
    • Examines China's role in international governance and rule of law under the Belt and Road Initiative and discusses how national laws can be reformed to accommodate new demands in the new global and regional order
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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108420143
    • length: 342 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 10 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Convergence of International Rules:
    1. The Belt and Road Initiative and international law: an international public goods perspective Jingxia Shi
    2. Performative uses of sovereignty in the Belt and Road Initiative Samuli Seppanen
    Part II. Development of Substantive International Rules and China's Contribution:
    3. The Belt and Road Initiative under existing trade agreements: some food for thought on a new regional integration scheme Jaemin Lee
    4. Anti-monopoly law in China: administrative and private enforcement and the Belt and Road Initiative from an anti-monopoly law perspective Sarah Wersborg
    5. The Belt and Road Initiative: cooperation in trade liberalization and antitrust enforcement Kelvin Hiu Fai Kwok
    6. The Belt and Road Initiative, expropriation, and investor protection under BITs Wei Shen
    7. ASEAN financial integration and the Belt and Road Initiative: legal challenges and opportunities for China in Southeast Asia Christopher Chen
    8. Prognostic view of the applicable law for AIIB loan agreements Yue Peng
    9. The role of environmental impact assessment in the governance of Nu-Salween River: a comparative study of the Chinese and Myanmar approaches Yongmin Bian
    10. Role of regional space cooperation in procuring space security in the Asia-Pacific region: prospects for the future Yun Zhao
    Part III. Development of International Dispute Resolution under the Belt and Road Initiative:
    11. Regional dispute resolution: an international civil dispute resolution model for East Asia Yuhong Chai
    12. Enforcement of arbitral awards in Asia under the Belt and Road Initiative: implications for international governance and the Chinese rule of law Weixia Gu
    13. Establishment of an international trade dispute settlement mechanism under the 'Belt and Road Initiative' Shengli Jiang.

  • Editor

    Yun Zhao, The University of Hong Kong
    Yun Zhao is Professor and Head of Department of Law at The University of Hong Kong; Ph.D. (Erasmus University Rotterdam); L.L.M (Leiden University); L.L.M and L.L.B (China University of Political Science and Law). Professor Zhao is also Chen An Chair Professor in International Law at Xiamen University (2015), Siyuan Scholar Chair Professor at Shanghai University of Foreign Trade (2012–14). He is listed as arbitrator in several international arbitration commissions.


    Jingxia Shi, Samuli Seppanen, Jaemin Lee, Sarah Wersborg, Kelvin Hiu Fai Kwok, Wei Shen, Christopher Chen, Yue Peng, Yongmin Bian, Yun Zhao, Yuhong Chai, Weixia Gu, Shengli Jiang

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