An Offensive Defense: China's Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law

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A short essay to discuss the legal nature and characteristics of China's recently adopted Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law.

Period18 Jun 2021

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TitleAn Offensive Defense: China's Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law
DescriptionThe Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law (AFSL) adopted by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) is a landmark development in China's lawfare with Western countries; especially the United States. The AFSL now provides the Chinese Government and citizens with a powerful legal weapon to counteract sanctions imposed by foreign countries against Chinese citizens and corporate entities. For this reason, it has been characterized as China's "blocking statute."
Media name/outletBeijing Review
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media typePrint
Duration / Length / Size1,200 words