Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs, Volume 39, 2021


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Volume 39 of the Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs publishes scholarly articles and essays on international and transnational law, as well as compiles official documents on the state practice of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in 2021. The Yearbook publishes on multidisciplinary topics with a focus on international and transnational law issues regarding the Republic of China (Taiwan), Mainland China, and ASEAN.

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Ying-jeou Ma, S.J.D., is the former President of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
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Notes on Contributors


Rescission of the Autonomy of Hong Kong
Thomas D. Grant
Validity of Contested Title to Territory in Frozen Conflict Zones: The Case of Nagorno Karabakh with Particular Reference to the 2020 War
Volker Roeben & Sava Jankovic
Enhancing Transboundary Consultation in the Context of Nuclear Power Development in Southeast Asia
Denise Cheong and Nivedita S.
International Framework for Cruise Vessels in the Post-Pandemic Asia-Pacific Region: Unclear Rights over Internal Waters
Makoto Seta
Regulating the Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in Investment Arbitration
Mark McLaughlin
The More the Merrier: Is East Asia’s ADR Scene Missing out on Expert Determination?
Min K. Lee & Ji Hyoi Moon
Institutional and Legislative Rule-Making for Taiwan’s Arbitration: CAA and Its International Arbitration Centre
Winnie Jo-Mei Ma
Investigating the WHO 's Lack of Insulation from International Power Politics
P. Brian Chen

Special Reports

The EU, China and Taiwan: Time to Embrace Change
Zsuzsa Anna Ferenczy
Promoting and Protecting Cultural and Creative Industries through Free Trade Agreements: The Experience from Korea and Japan
Siqi Zhao

Book Review

New Asian Regionalism in International Economic Law by Pasha L. Hsieh, Cambridge University Press (2021), pp. 300
I-Ju Chen

Contemporary Practice and Judicial Decisions of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Relating to International Law, 2021

Compiled by Chun-i Chen, Pasha L. Hsieh, I-Hon Hsiao, and Kai-Chih Chang, with the Assistance of Lee & Li Attorneys-at-Law
  Explanatory Note
 I International Law In General
  President Tsai Delivers 2021 National Day Address
 II Subjects of International Law
 III International Organizations
  Republic of China (Taiwan) and Intergovernmental Organizations
   MOFA Thanks the International Community for Unprecedented Support of Taiwan's Participation in the WHA
   MOFA Appreciates Broad International Support as Taiwan Takes Diverse Approaches in Bid for UN Participation
 IV Individuals
  Ministry of the Interior (July 5, 2021) Tai-Nei-Hu-Zi-1100123383
  Agency of Corrections, Ministry of Justice (September 28, 2021)
  Taipei High Administrative Court Administrative Judgment (November 25, 2021) 109-Su-Zi 221
  Supreme Court Criminal Ruling (December 16, 2021)
  110-Tai-Sheng-Zi 233
 V Territory and Territorial Jurisdiction
 VI State Responsibility
 VII The Law of the Sea, Environment, Health, and Aviation
Taiwan to Seek Consultation with the U.S. on Continued Cooperation on Combating IUU Fishing
 VIII The Law of Treaties
 IX Diplomatic, Consular, and Similar Relations
  Taiwan Expresses Deep Regret at Guyana’s Termination of Agreement to Mutually Establish Offices
  The Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania Commences Operation
  The R.O.C. (Taiwan) Government Has Terminated Diplomatic Relations with the Republic of Nicaragua with Immediate Effect
   MOFA Categorically Rejects Actions Taken by the Governments of Nicaragua and the PRC to Seize Taiwan's Diplomatic Property
 X Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes
 XI Arms Control, Use of Force, and International Criminal Law
 XII International Economic Relations
  Intellectual Property Office, Ministry of Economic Affairs (August 24, 2021) Dian-Zi-You-Jian-Zi-1100824
  Taiwan and US Conclude Fruitful Round of Trade and Investment Talks
  Taiwan Applies to Join CPTPP
  Taiwan-Czech Economic Consultation Achieves Encouraging Outcomes on Enhancing Cooperation
  Taiwan and Slovakia Sign Protocol of the First Session of the Taiwanese-Slovak Commission on Economic Cooperation
 XIII Private International Law
 XIV Cross-Strait Relations
  Taiwan Has Turned a Page of History on the "1992 Consensus"
   MAC Amends Choice of Law Provisions Under the Civil Matters Chapter of the Cross-Strait Act
 XV Others
  Report by Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan), at the Foreign and National Defense Committee of the Legislative Yuan on October 18, 2021

Treaties/Agreements Concluded by the Republic of China (Taiwan) with Other Countries and Organizations in 2021

Compiled by Chun-i Chen, Kai-Chih Chang, and Pasha L. Hsieh
  Chronological List
  Selected Texts
 Central American Bank for Economic Integration
  Administration Agreement between the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the American Central Bank for Economic Integration in Regard to the Establishment of the Taiwan- CABEI Partnership Trust Fund
 Republic of Ecuador
  Memorandum of Understanding Between the Anti-Money Laundering Division, Investigation Bureau, Ministry of Justice, the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Financial and Economic Analysis Unit of the Republic of Ecuador
 Kingdom of Eswatini
  Agreement of Agricultural Technical Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini
 Republic of Paraguay
  Arrangement of Cooperation between the Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Central Bank of Paraguay
 Slovak Republic
  Arrangement between the Taipei Paraguay, Bratislava and the Slovak Economic and Cultural Office, Taipei on Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters
 Republic of Somaliland
  Medical Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Government of the Republic of Somaliland
 United States of America
  Arrangement between the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States and the American Institute in Taiwan for the Exchange of Technical Information and Cooperation in Nuclear Safety Matters

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Academics and practitioners interested in international law issues on Taiwan, Mainland China, ASEAN, and the Asia-Pacific.
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