Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs, Volume 34 (2016)


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, cross-strait relations and Taiwan's New Southbound Policy.
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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

Ying-jeou Ma

Special Section: The South China Sea Arbitration
Some Remarks on the South China Sea Award: Itu Aba versus Clipperton
Gerhard Hafner
From Dangerous Ground to Safe Playground: A Revisit to Fishery Co-operation in the South China Sea
Dustin Kuan-Hsiung Wang
The July 12 Award on the Historic Titles, Historic Rights and Impacts on State Practices in the South China Sea
Nguyen Thi Lan Anh
China’s Non-Participation Approach toward the South China Sea Arbitration
Yen-Chiang Chang
The Significance of China’s Rejection of the South China Sea Arbitration for Its Approach to International Dispute Settlement and International Law
Julian Ku

Enforcing the United Nations Security Council’s Arms Embargo on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: A Case Study of the Legal Consequences of the Chong Chon Gang Incident
Alonso E. Illueca
Dean v. Lord Advocate and the Non-Refoulement Principle at the Margins
Stephen Allen
“Go South” Going South? Assessing Taiwan’s “New Southbound” Policy and the China Factor in Southeast Asia
Bo-jiun Jing

Book Reviews
Francis Snyder, Food Safety Law in China: Marking Transnational LawBrill/Nijhoff, 2016, 36 + 584 pp
Ching-Fu Lin
A New International Legal Order. Edited by Chia-Jui Cheng, Brill/Nijhoff, 2016. vii + 345

Contemporary Practice and Judicial Decisions of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Relating to International Law,
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
 Territory and Territorial Jurisdiction
 VI State Responsibility
 VII The Law of the Sea, Environment, Health, and Aviation
  South China Sea
 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
 XV Others

Treaties/Agreements Concluded by the Republic of China (Taiwan) with Other Countries and Organizations in 2016
Compiled by Chun-i Chen, Pasha L. Hsieh, and Pei-Lun Tsai
  Chronological list
  Selected Texts
  United Kingdom
  United States

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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