Law 165 - China and International Law
J.D. New York University School of Law, 2000
Forty years ago, China was one of the most isolated countries in the world. Today, it is a major player in international affairs, the leading exporter in a globalized trade regime, and an increasingly influential voice in regional security matters. At the same time, China retains a deeply ambivalent attitude towards many key aspects of international law and the architecture of global order. This class will introduce students to key issues concerning China and international law. The first class will offer an introduction to China’s growing international engagement. The remaining five classes will each cover a single topic: the China-Taiwan-US triangle, Hong Kong sovereignty, China and the WTO, the South China Sea, and international environmental law. The course will explore the ways in which China is adapting to or shaping the rules of international order.