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By Gerald Chan

The increase of China has thrown open many vital and engaging questions: Will a robust China behave responsibly in global affairs, complying with the foundations 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 demanding the worldwide order ruled via the West? the 1st of its variety to gauge in a complete demeanour China’s accountability in global affairs, this ebook scrutinizes China’s compliance with foreign principles and norms, embodied within the treaties that it has signed or ratified, particularly within the components of exchange, palms keep watch over and non- proliferation, safety of our surroundings, and human rights. The e-book additionally examines Sino-US family, because the US heavily displays China’s compliance in global affairs. it really is that habit that is mostly identifying the relative emphasis wear engagement with or containment of China by means of the West, and via the united states specifically.

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According to The concise Oxford dictionary, the word “responsible” means: 1. liable to be called to account (to a person or for a thing); 2. morally accountable for one’s actions; capable of rational conduct; and 3. of good credit, position, or repute; respectable; evidently trustworthy. Seemingly the word “responsible” or “responsibility” carries legal, moral, as well as social connotations, and since legal, moral, and social standards vary across cultures, to a greater or lesser extent, the concept of responsibility would inevitably be laden with value judgements: responsibility refers to something ethical or desirable.

Furthermore, the rights and freedoms 10 Yamashita Hikaru, ‘Fighting terrorism and fighting humanitarian emergencies: two approaches to “elastic” sovereignty and international order,’ Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 18, No. 1 (April 2005), p. 107. 11 Malcolm N. Shaw, International law, 4th ed (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), p. 542. 12 Robert Jackson and Georg Sørensen, Introduction to international relations, 2nd ed (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003), pp. 158–160.

It also extends assistance to others to alleviate human sufferings when approached, increasingly 26 For an incisive analysis of China’s learning process of nuclear non-proliferation issues, see Hu Weixing, “Nuclear non-proliferation,” in Deng and Wang (eds), In the eyes of the dragon, chapter 6. For some recent discussions on China’s learning in international relations, see David M. Lampton (ed), The making of Chinese foreign and security policy in the era of reform (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001).

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