Dalhousie Law Journal


China, treaties, international law, domestic law, courts


During the last decade, the world has witnessed a rapid growth of China's treaty relations with other states and international organizations. Today, almost every aspect of the social life in China, ranging from civil and economic transactions of individual parties to affairs of state is increasingly regulatedby international treaties.1 This situation gives prominence to an important question: what is the effect of treaties in China's domestic legal system?