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China-Asean Relations and International Law - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843344384, 9781780632339

China-Asean Relations and International Law

1st Edition

Editor: Zou Keyuan
Hardcover ISBN: 9781843344384
eBook ISBN: 9781780632339
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 30th January 2009
Page Count: 250
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: History and development of contemporary China–ASEAN relations; Asian approaches and contributions to international law. Part 2 Compliance with and implementation of international law: Legal framework for the development of China–ASEAN relations; Law and economic integration; Law and cooperation for the Greater Mekong River sub-region; Law for the protection of the environment; Law tackling non-traditional security issues; Law governing the South China Sea issue. Part 3 Bilateral relations between China and individual ASEAN countries: China’s possible role in Myanmar’s national reconciliation.


Our contemporary era has witnessed the remarkable development of China-ASEAN relations. Both sides have pledged to establish and develop a comprehensive cooperation. However, any development of international relations is governed by international legal principles, norms and rules, such as the Charter of the United Nations and general international law. There is no exception for China-ASEAN relations. The book discusses and explains China-ASEAN relations from an international law perspective and covers a wide range of legal topics and legal issues.

Key Features

  • The first book which attempts to discuss and explain China-ASEAN relations in an international law perspective
  • Covers a wide range of legal topics and issues significantly existing in the development of China-ASEAN relations
  • Unique in the sense that it specifically deals with the relationship between one country and one international/regional organization


Students and academics in Asian studies, international relations, and law


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About the Editor

Zou Keyuan

Zou Keyuan is Harris Professor of International Law at the Lancashire Law School of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), United Kingdom. He specializes in International law and Chinese law. Before joining UCLan, he provided professional services in Dalhousie University (Canada), Peking University (China), University of Hannover (Germany) and National University of Singapore. He has written extensively in his professional field and his recent publications include, inter alia, Law of the Sea in East Asia: Issues and Prospects (London/New York: Routledge, 2005), China’s Marine Legal System and the Law of the Sea (Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff, 2005), and China’s Legal Reform: Towards the Rule of Law (Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff, 2006).

Affiliations and Expertise

Lancashire Law School, University of Central Lancashire, UK