5 J. E. Asia & Int'l L. 7 (2012)

handle is hein.journals/jeasil5 and id is 1 raw text is: Piracy Suppression of China 7

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Finding out the 'Achilles'
Heels': Piracy Suppression
under International Law
and Chinese Law
Manjiao Chi*
Piracy poses a great danger to international security and peace. It is necessaryfcr the
in-ernalional comininnity and individual States to take actions to suppress piracy.
Despite inlernational cooperation and existing international antipiracy laws, the
internalional comInunity lacks an effective legal regime to suppress piracy. China
ha sfidaiental interests in fighting against piracy and has activel cooperated in
accordance with the relevant UNSC resolutions. However, Chinas domestic
antipiracy laws are defective in their substantive and procedural aspects. Further
efforts should be made at both the national and international levels in order to
effectively suppress global piracy.
Keywords
Piracy Suppression, UNCLOS, International Antipiracy Law, Chinese
Criminal Law
Associate Professor of International Law, Xiamen University Law School, P.R.C.; Deputy Secretar -General,
Administrative Council, Xiamen Academy of International Law. BA, LL.M, Ph.D (Xiamen). Particular thanks are due
to Mr. Shaepeng Zhu at Xiamen University Law School for his assistance in collecting the materials for this paper.
The autlhor also wishes to thank Prof Eric Yong Joong Lee of Dongguk University College of Law, Korea and Prof.
Congyan Cai of Xiamen University- Law School for their unfailing support. The author is solely responsible for the
opinions, errors and mistakes contained in this paper. The author can be contacted at chimijiao@lxmu.edu.cni
Address: 422 Shiong South Road, Xiamen, 361005 China.

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