Moritz Rudolf
Moritz Rudolf
Moritz Rudolf is a fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center, focusing on the implications of China’s rise for the international legal order.

China’s interest in shaping international norms requires careful evaluation by Western democracies, not crude populist appeals. Policymakers worldwide must figure out whether and how Chinese law can be reconciled with Western systems.

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The European Union may be unwilling to join the United States in taking a hard stance against China, but it can serve as an intermediary. A de-escalation of tensions is far from guaranteed, but the EU’s record of fostering negotiations between rival powers puts it in an ideal position to do so again.