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Issues Decisive for China’s Rise or Fall

An International Law Perspective


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Energy: China’s Top Challenge in the Twenty-First Century

  3. Territorial Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
  4. Environmental Protection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Yuwa Wei
      Pages 95-108
  5. Human Rights and Anti-corruption: A Key Element for China’s Rise as a Great Nation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Yuwa Wei
      Pages 127-160
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 191-203

About this book


This book focuses on the most serious social and economic challenges faced by China from a public international law perspective. The vast and diversified nature of public international law inspires the author to organize the book on a topic oriented basis, i.e. selecting five most crucial and interrelated issues in contemporary China to investigate and address. It reviews and evaluates China’s response to these challenges and its continuing efforts in searching for solutions to these problems. These issues are inter-related and mutually affective, and moreover, impact collectively on the nation’s standings in the international community. The country’s national stability and economic sustainability may be retained only when these issues are dealt with efficiently and appropriately.  
This is a timely and comprehensive book addressing the most crucial problems confronted by contemporary China in the field of public international law, mainly concerning border issues, natural resources, environment and corruption. The work not only addresses these issues separately, but also delineates their interrelationships. In doing so, the complexity of these issues is revealed to a full extent.


energy security territorial disputes South China Sea disputes East China Sea disputes anti-corruption environmental sustainability human rights international maritime law national security island chains

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  1. 1.Freelance writerMelbourneAustralia

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