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International Law and China - LAWS5216

Year - 2020

The unit covers the practice and perspectives of China on international law (including international economic law) and the impact of a rising China on the rule-based world order. It critically assesses China's international legal behaviour and evaluates the growing influence of China in the development of international law and institutions. Topics covered may include China's historical engagement with international law, domestic law and politics and China's international legal behaviour, China's territorial and maritime disputes with other nations, Chinese practice on the law of treaties, jurisdiction and immunities, human rights, environment and the use of force, the question of Taiwan, the question of Tibet, Hong Kong and Macau and One Country Two Systems, China's integration in the global trade and financial systems, Belt and Road initiatives and international economic law, etc. The syllabus of the unit and its assessment are designed to develop your knowledge, skills and competence in the critical understanding of the complex relationship between the international legal order and an emerging superpower that subscribes to a distinctive set of social, historical and cultural practices and narratives. The unit requires that have studied the unit of Public International Law. Pre-existing knowledge of Chinese law or Chinese language is not required.

2 x 2hr seminars / wk

optional 3000wd research essay (50%), final 2hr (100%) or 1hr (50%) exam


Faculty: Sydney Law School

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Professor Bing Ling
HECS Band: 3
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