Winston Lord Roundtable on Asia, the Rule of Law, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Director: Jerome A. Cohen, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia Studies
November 1, 1996 - Present

This ongoing roundtable series examines the many meanings of the "rule of law" and the role of law and legal culture in the economic growth, institution building, and protection of human rights in Asian countries. Participants discuss the relevance of the rule of law to U.S. foreign policy and what measures the public and private sectors in this country might adopt to foster desired developments. Sessions of this series focus on the extent to which China adheres to a broad range of international agreements. The roundtable seeks an overview of the situation, building on what is known about PRC treaty behavior in political, military, diplomatic, commercial and cultural areas. The roundtable also invites government, NGO, and academic experts to analyze the record in each field. The goal is to formulate not only more reliable generalizations about PRC treaty conduct but also better recommendations useful to U.S. negotiators as well as to the Congress, the media and the public.

Meetings

Can We Do More to Promote Human Rights in China?

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The Role of International Law in the South China Sea: A Conversation with Francis Jardeleza

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Demilitarization of Diaoyutai? A Conversation with Annette Lu

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Territorial and Maritime Disputes in East Asia

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Prospects for the Rule of Law in China

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Outlook on Human Rights In North Korea

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Can China’s Legal System Significantly Improve Its Environmental Pollution?

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The Next Big Question for China: Land

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Is There an Asian View of International Law? The Implications of China's Rise

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Resolving Disputes in the South China Sea: Can Taiwan Break the Logjam?

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At Risk: Treatment of Political Prisoners, Juvenile Offenders, and Women Prisoners in China’s Justice System

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Criminal Justice in China: Will the Forthcoming Law Promote Human Rights or Repression?

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The Inscrutable Case of Lai Changxing: Chinese Justice on Trial

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Law and Social Unrest in China

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Counterterrorism and Human Rights: The Impact of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

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New Developments in China’s Criminal Justice

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Environment, Health, and Activism in China

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Constitutionalism in East Asia: New Developments

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Reflections on Cross-Strait Relations

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The International Criminal Court and Asia

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Taiwan, China, and the United States: Politics, Law, and Reconciliation

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New Developments in China's Criminal Justice and Court Reform

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Are Lawyers the Vanguard of Political Liberalism in China?

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The Trial of Chen Shui-Bian

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When Will China Ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights?

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Public Interest Lawyering in China

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Capital Punishment in Asia

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The Controversial Role of China's Courts

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Prospect for a Peaceful Resolution of the Tibet Problem

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Will China Comply with International Labor Law?

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Taiwan's Constitutional Court: Precedent for China?

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China's National Climate Change Program: Looking Beyond the Façade

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Corruption with Chinese Characteristics: How Should the International Community Respond?

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The Role of the Legislative Affairs Commission in China's Lawmaking Process

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China's New Lawyers Law and the Roles of the Legal Profession

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Corporate Governance in China

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Civil Justice in China: An Appraisal Based on Empirical Research

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China's State Secrets System: Impact on Rule of Law

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Building Civil Society in China: The Special Olympics

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Legal Uncertainty in Foreign Investment in China

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Taiwan's Startling Progress Toward the Rule of Law

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China and the United Nations' Human Rights Mechanisms: Cooperation or Confrontation?

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China's Environmental Crisis and the Rule of Law

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Growing Rights Consciousness in China? The Significance of Merle Goldman's "From Comrade to Citizen"

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Legal Development in Vietnam: Twenty Years On

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Rural Development in China

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Sino-American Cooperation in Building China’s Legal System

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China: Law and Activism

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International Law and East Asia: Theory in Practice

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International Cooperation with China's Legal and Political Reform: Progress, Problems, and Prospects

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Open Government in China

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Anti-Terrorism in China: Legal Regimes and Practice

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Legal Standards and Autonomy Options for Minority Rights in China: The Tibetan Case

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Prospects for the U.S.-Korea Alliance

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Reforming China's Criminal Justice System: The Hotly-Debated Issues

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Performance of the Chinese Legal System: Evidence from Shanghai

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Opening Up The Government: Drafting a Freedom of Information Act in China

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Freedom of Information in China

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Watchdogs or Demagogues? The Media in the Chinese Legal System

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State Secrets in China: From Criminal Justice to SARS

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China's Criminal Justice System and Its Impact on U.S.-China Relations

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Corporate Governance in China

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Differing Approaches to Constitutional Law and Institutional Development in China

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U.S.-China Legal Cooperation: A Good Thing? How to Do It?

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China, Indonesia, and Pakistan

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Implementing Article 23 of the Basic law in Hong Kong

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China's Repatriation Camps

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China National People's Congress

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The WTO's Impact on China's Legal System

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The Development of China's Criminal Defense

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Prospects for the Rule of Law in China

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Law, Human Rights, and China's Entry into the WTO

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Should Canada Deport China's Biggest Alleged Smuggler for Criminal Trial

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Should Canada Deport China’s Biggest Alleged Smuggler for Criminal Trial?

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Taiwan in Transition: 1999-2000

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Venture Capital Investment in China: WTO, Legal and Policy Issues

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Venture Capital Investment in China: WTO, Legal, and Policy Issues

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China and the Basic Law: Recent Developments

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Recent Developments in the Taiwan-Strait & Prospects for U.S.-Taiwan Relations

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Recent Developments in the Taiwan Straits and Prospects for U.S.-Taiwan Relations

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Taiwan - Mainland Relations

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Negotiating the First U.S.-DPRK Joint Venture: Implications for the Rule of Law

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China's Compliance with Nonproliferation Agreements

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China and International Agreements: The Track Record

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How to Overcome the U.S.-China Human Rights War

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China's Compliance with U.S.-China IPR Agreements

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Negotiating with China

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Arbitrating Business Disputes with China: Stockholm and Beijing

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The Hong Kong-China Legal Dispute: The Future of 'One Country, Two Systems'

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Hong Kong: Mainland Arrangements for Settling Legal Disputes

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What Light Does China's Legal Tradition Shed on Contemporary Dispute Resolution?

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Human Rights, Foreign Business and the Rule of Law in China

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Legal Cooperation with China

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