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 robust China behave responsibly in global 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 via the West? the 1st of its style to gauge in a complete demeanour China’s accountability in global affairs, this booklet scrutinizes China’s compliance with overseas principles and norms, embodied within the treaties that it has signed or ratified, specially within the components of exchange, hands keep watch over and non- proliferation, defense of our environment, and human rights. The ebook additionally examines Sino-US family, because the US heavily displays China’s compliance in international affairs. it's that habit that is mostly choosing the relative emphasis wear engagement with or containment of China through the West, and by way of the united states particularly.

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See Far Eastern Economic Review, 13 January 2000, pp. 16–18. B337_Ch1 8/10/2005 3:56 PM Page 29 FA The Idea of Responsibility: China Looking Inside Out 29 encourage Chinese cooperation. 41 Nevertheless, the meaning of responsibility has changed over time: in the revolutionary days, it meant responsibility to support and promote international struggles. 42 Now the term means great power responsibilities. 43 More generally, Chinese leaders have repeatedly said that the country will never become a hegemon (meaning a bully) even when it becomes rich.

Cn/e-white/ (accessed 15 September 2005). The exact figures are 1991 (2 papers), 1992 (2), 1993 (1), 1994 (2), 1995 (3), 1996 (3), 1996 (3), 1998 (3), 1999 (0), 2000 (6), 2001 (3), 2002 (3), 2003 (4), 2004 (5), 2005 (5, up to September), making a total of 45. 33 China signed the economic, social and cultural covenant in 1997 and the civil and political covenant a year later. It ratified the former in 2001, but has yet to ratify the latter (as of May 2005). See Chapter 7 for further details and analysis.

Throughout the book, Chinese and Japanese personal names are presented with their surnames first, followed by their given names. The currencies cited are in US dollars unless otherwise stated. B337_Ch1 8/10/2005 3:56 PM Page 9 FA Part I B337_Ch1 8/10/2005 3:56 PM Page 10 This page intentionally left blank B337_Ch1 8/10/2005 3:56 PM Page 11 FA Chapter 1 The Idea of Responsibility: China Looking Inside Out China could well be the second-largest, if not the largest, trading nation in the world, with greater weight and voice in international affairs.

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