NEW DELHI: China’s new foreign affair law is basically legal warfare, using legal tools to buttress its territorial and other claims, says Dr Jyun-Yi Lee, associate professor at Taiwan’s Institute for Defence & Security Research.
In this chat on The Gist, Dr. Jyun argues that China sees legal warfare as a valuable tool chiefly against the US, with which it is engaged in a struggle for international dominance. Legal warfare is used to justify the dangerous manoeuvres by PLA ships against US naval vessels in the South China Sea.
The same is used to justify the softer position it adopts against Taiwan, says Dr. Jyun. Legal warfare is also being used against India, although that also depends on h on how closer India move to the US.
Tune in for more in this conversation with Dr. Jyun-Yi Lee of Taiwan.