China's Compliance in Global Affairs: Trade, Arms Control, by Gerald Chan

By Gerald Chan

The increase of China has thrown open many very important and fascinating questions: Will a powerful China behave responsibly in international affairs, complying with the principles and norms of the ‘international community’? Or will it defy ‘universal standards’, and struggle in its place for its personal pursuits and people of the constructing global, thereby tough the worldwide order ruled through the West? the 1st of its sort to gauge in a entire demeanour China’s accountability in global affairs, this ebook scrutinizes China’s compliance with overseas principles and norms, embodied within the treaties that it has signed or ratified, particularly within the components of exchange, hands regulate and non- proliferation, safeguard of our surroundings, and human rights. The ebook additionally examines Sino-US family members, because the US heavily screens China’s compliance in global affairs. it truly is that habit that's mostly opting for the relative emphasis wear engagement with or containment of China via the West, and through the USA particularly.

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6 Along this line of thinking, the state has certain fundamental responsibilities towards its citizens. If those responsibilities are not fulfilled, then outside intervention may be necessary to rectify the situation. Francis M. ”7 They must assume those “responsibilities that transcend parochialism or exclusive national interests. ”8 This argument suggests that there is a linkage between domestic responsibility and international intervention. If a state fails miserably to fulfil its domestic responsibility, then outside powers can move in to intervene.

255, note 15) B337_Ch1 8/10/2005 FA 3:56 PM Page 28 28 Chapter 1 Thirdly, the traditional world view based on Sinocentrism and on a hierarchically structured world order presents obstacles to the embracement of multilateralism. 39 China’s policy towards resolving the disputes over the Spratlys islands in the South China Sea is a case in point. Socialising is a slow and tortuous process, especially for an old and established civilisation like China. For most Western observers and decisionmakers who expect quick results, socialising China can be a frustrating exercise, as China sometimes appears to be in and sometimes not: it sometimes seems to be responsible and sometimes not.

Now that China gets relatively richer, it still sporadically gives aids to countries in Africa and elsewhere in order to compete with Taiwan for diplomatic recognition. It also extends assistance to others to alleviate human sufferings when approached, increasingly 26 For an incisive analysis of China’s learning process of nuclear non-proliferation issues, see Hu Weixing, “Nuclear non-proliferation,” in Deng and Wang (eds), In the eyes of the dragon, chapter 6. For some recent discussions on China’s learning in international relations, see David M.

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