Thomas Stephan Eder

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MOFA Taiwan Fellow and Guest Scholar, Academia Sinica

(October – December 2020)


Not Your Ordinary BRIC: China’s Distinct Path to Engaging International Courts

The level of ambition described by Chinese President Xi Jinping – to “guide” global governance – as well as the conviction in Chinese academic discourse that only a “leader country” in international law (including international adjudication) can consolidate economic and political gains, do not allow for isolation. Compared to other BRICS states, China has often been slow to escalate engagement with international courts and arbitration, but has taken a more linear path, and refused to accept restrictive terms.

Previous stays at the IWM:

May – September 2015, Junior Visiting Fellow