New PDF release: Aspects of Sovereignty: Sino-Swedish Reflections

By Per Sevastik

ISBN-10: 9004232664

ISBN-13: 9789004232662

The general goal of this distinct quantity is to appreciate what results globalisation has had at the conventional perspectives of sovereignty, visible from a chinese language and ecu, basically Swedish, viewpoint. Does the cultural-historical process have any price in China this present day or is it basically visible as political memory with little or no genuine results within the wake of globalisation? What are the diversities among various understandings of sovereignty in numerous elements of the realm? How has the concept that replaced regularly as a result of a unique overseas constitution, with for instance nearby integration gaining in value now not least in Europe? those are a few of the underlying questions being addressed during this anthology. The authors are chinese language and Swedish students who provide reflections from the viewpoint of felony philosophy, public overseas legislation, foreign human rights legislation, monetary legislations and diplomacy.

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Z. Li, ‘Legacy of Modern Chinese History: Its Relevance to the Chinese Perspective of the Contemporary International Legal Order’, 5 Singapore Journal of International & Comparative Law (2001) p. 318. See also S. S. Kim, ‘Sovereignty in the Chinese Image of World Order’, in R. S. J. Macdonald Sovereignty’s Implications for China: Then and Now The Chinese attitude towards sovereignty obviously has its own historical origin. 10 It was not until the early 1930s that the nationalist government succeeded in gaining tariff autonomy, and another decade passed before the treaties of 1943 brought a formal end to extra-territoriality in China and promised recognition of the Chinese government’s sovereignty.

1 2 I wish to thank Professor Rein Müllerson for supervising my research work. W. Levi, Contemporary International Law (Westview Press, Boulder/San Francisco/Oxford, 1991) p. 81. ), Aspects of Sovereignty Sino-Swedish Reflections Copyright 2013 Koninklijke Brill nv. Printed in The Netherlands. isbn 978-90-04-23266-2 pp. 15-31 16 Chapter 1 – Junwu Pan 2. 1. Foreign Intervention Before 1840, the year the British Empire launched the Opium War against China, China did not recognise the concept of sovereignty, defined as the exclusive right to complete control over an area of governance or people.

24 China holds the view that every state inherently enjoys an absolute, indivisible and perpetual sovereignty, and that its state sovereignty can only be limited by international law, and that international law should be created by all independent states, including both the developed and developing states. Obviously, China stresses what international law should be instead of what it is. The “Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence” advocated consistently by China emphasise that states should show mutual respect for each other’s sovereignty.

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