International law with Chinese characteristics: Beijing and the “rules-based” global order

China‚Äôs degree of compliance with and influence over international law are complex and contested subjects. The meaning of international legal rules can be vague, illusory, and open to dispute. Like other powerful nations, China may refuse to comply with the law when doing so suits its perceived interests. Nonetheless, international law matters to China. It … Continue reading International law with Chinese characteristics: Beijing and the “rules-based” global order