The emergence of the concept of the Responsibility to Protect stimulates more profound debates by providing alternative perspectives and terminologies to the traditional focus on state sovereignty and the protection of human rights. China has been an important voice of dissent – or at least skepticism. This public lecture will draw attention to debates about R2P within China. Combining in-depth interviews with senior diplomats and practitioners with a review of academic literature, this lecture will canvas the different views held by Chinese officials and scholars on the concept of R2P. How should the new norm of R2P be constructed so as to shape the concept into an international norm that is more acceptable, legitimate and operational?
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