China's role in the changing governance of Arctic shipping

Nengye Liu

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This paper explores the role that China could play in the development of an effective international legal system for the governance of Arctic shipping. The first part describes the current international legal regime applicable to shipping activities in the Arctic. The second assesses China’s relations with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Arctic Council. China’s potential contribution to the governance of Arctic shipping is addressed in the final part.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-558
Number of pages14
JournalYearbook of Polar Law
Issue number1
Early online date11 Mar 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • China
  • Arctic
  • Shipping


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