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Philippines Initiates Arbitration Against China over South China Seas Dispute

Philippines Initiates Arbitration Against China over South China Seas Dispute Today, the Philippines has initiated arbitral proceedings against China with regard to China’s claims over much of the South China seas. Those Chinese claims have led to serious disputes between China and several of its neighbours in East Asia with those disputes …

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Joint Declaration of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the Question of Hong Kong

The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the People’s Republic of China have reviewed with satisfaction the friendly relations existing between the two Governments and peoples in recent years and agreed that a proper negotiated settlement of the question of Hong …

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Is China Changing its View of International Tribunals?

Is China Changing its View of International Tribunals?Last month the new Chinese Judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Judge Xue Hanqin, was sworn in and took her seat on the ICJ bench. One remarkable but perhaps little known fact about Judge Hanqin is that she is the only person …

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China-Japan, Treaty of Shimonoseki (Cession of Taiwan) 1895

His Majesty the Emperor of Japan and His Majesty the Emperor of China, desiring to restore the blessings of peace to their countries and subjects and to remove all cause for future complications, have named as their Plenipotentiaries for the purpose of concluding a Treaty of Peace, that is to …

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THE TREATY OF NANKING (1842)

Nanking, August 29, 1842 Peace Treaty between the Queen of Great Britain and the Emperor of China. This treaty between Britain and China ended the first opium war, fought between 1839 and 1842. The occasion for the war was the destruction in May 1839 by the Chinese emperor’s ‘drug tsar’, …

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Symposium: Kosovo at the ICJ

Symposium: Kosovo at the ICJThe latest issue of the German Law Journal (Vol. 11, no. 8, 2010) contains a symposium on the International Court of Justice’s advisory opinion on Kosovo. Contents include:Lara Appicciafuoco, The Promotion of the Rule of Law in the Western Balkans: The European Union’s Role Martina Spernbauer, …

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New Issue: Review of International Studies

New Issue: Review of International StudiesThe latest issue of the Review of International Studies (Vol. 36, no. 3, July 2010) is out. Contents include:Jean-François Drolet, Containing the Kantian revolutions: a theoretical analysis of the neo-conservative critique of global liberal governanceDavid Bach, Varieties of cooperation: the domestic institutional roots of global …

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