Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs, Volume 33 (2015)


Editor: Ying-jeou Ma
The Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs includes articles and international law materials relating to the Republic of China on Taiwan and contemporary Asia-Pacific issues. This volume provides insight into the South China Sea Arbitration, investment and financial integration in Asia, the Ma-Xi Summit in Singapore, the Taiwan-Philippines Fisheries Agreement, and the 70th Anniversary of the ROC’s War of Resistance against Japan.

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Biographical Note

Ying-jeou Ma, S.J.D. (1981), Harvard Law School, is formerly President of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Table of contents

Excerpt from Table of Contents
Preface Ying-jeou Ma
Establish Yourself at Thirty: My Decision to Study China’s Legal System, Jerome A. Cohen
Law-Making Process concerning State Jurisdiction over Artworks Loaned from Abroad: Implications of the Exhibition of Treasured Masterpieces from Taipei, Mizushima Tomonori
U.S. Practice Regarding Article 121(3) of UNCLOS and the South China Sea Arbitration Case, Yann-huei Song
The 2015 Award on Jurisdiction and Admissibility of the South China Sea Arbitration and the Insurmountable Thresholds, Michael Sheng-ti Gau
Infrastructure Investment in Asia and Protection under International Investment Agreements, Yuka Fukunaga
Coordinating Games: The Challenge of Pursuing a Financial Integration Project in ASEAN, Michelle Dy
Special Reports
Amicus Curiae Submission by the Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law in the South China Sea Arbitration: An Introductory Note, Nigel N.T. Li
Taiwan Practices in the WTO Main Activities: 2002-2015, Der-Chin Horng
The 2015 Ma-Xi Meeting in Singapore, Pasha L. Hsieh & Pei-Lun Tsai
Selected Bibliography on Traditional Chinese Law, Norman P. Ho
Contemporary Practice and Judicial Decisions of The Republic of China (Taiwan) Relating to International Law, 2015
Compiled by Chun-i Chen, Pasha L. Hsieh, Pei-Lun Tsai, Chun-Liang Lai, I-Hon Hsiao, and Kai-Chih Chang, with the Assistance of Lee & Li Attorneys-at-Law
Explanatory Note
I. International Law in General
II. Subjects of International Law
III. International Organizations
IV. Individuals
V. Territory and Territorial Jurisdiction
VI. State Responsibility
VII. The Law of the Sea, Environment, Health, and Aviation
VIII. The Law of Treaties
IX. Diplomatic, Consular, and Similar Relations
X. Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes
XI. Arms Control, Use of Force, and International Criminal Law
XII. International Economic Relations
XIII. Private International Law
XIV. Cross-Strait Relations
Mainland China; Hong Kong and Macau
XV. Others
Treaties/Agreements Concluded by the Republic of China (Taiwan) with Other Countries and Organizations in 2015
Chronological List
Selected Texts
Burkina Faso; Japan; Philippines; Solomon Islands; United States.
Table of Cases; Index; Guidelines for Submissions to the Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs.


All interested in legal and political issues related to the Asia-Pacific and Greater China, and anyone concerned with Taiwan’s state practice in international law.


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