Roundtable Discussion “China, The United States and International Law” | Penn Wharton China Center
When and Where
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Penn Wharton China Center
World Financial Center, West Building, 16F, No. 1 East Third Ring Middle Road, Chaoyang District
Professors Bill Burke-White and Jacques deLisle of Penn Law will join several of China’s leading international law scholars to discuss questions of present or potential cooperation between U.S. and China.
*Limited Seats — Please RSVP to Ms. Chris Zhang at +86 10 8587 1740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.* (Reservations will be on a first come first served basis.)
The contemporary international legal order is largely the order created after World War II, principally by the United States and its allies, and attaining global reach in the post-Cold War period. Today, the rise of new powers–and especially China–poses challenges to the existing legal order. Partly, this is the legal face of the politics of the realignment of power in international relations. After several decades during which Reform-Era China sought to join internatioal legal regimes on status quo-accepting terms, a more powerful and confident China has become more assertive in pressing its views about the international legal order. The United States has generally welcomed China’s fuller engagement in the international legal system, and has viewed that engagement as a means to encourage China to acceptance existing structures and norms. At the same, the U.S. has grown increasingly wary of a more powerful China’s agenda, and concerned that China may challenge aspects of the existing legal order that the U.S. generally sees as still providing vital international public goods. Some areas of international law have emerged as areas of disagreement between the U.S. and China, others continue to be areas of present or potential cooperation.
Professors Bill Burke-White and Jacques deLisle of Penn Law will join several of China’s leading international law scholars to discuss these questions.