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|Other Titles:||A Study of Treaty Revision Negotiations between China and Belgium, 1926-1929|
Sino-Belgian Treaty Revision;rebus sic stantibus;Permanent Court of International Justice at The Hague;Wellington Koo;Cheng-ting Wang
|Issue Date:||2010-09-21 13:19:46 (UTC+8)|
The treaty revision negotiations over the Sino-Belgian Treaty of 1865 were the touchstone of the Peking Government's treaty revision policy. The Peking government deemed that treaty as unequal and raised the issue according to the treaty revision clause and rebus sic stantibus principle. After the Belgian government's rejection, Peking government announced that the treaty was terminated, and Belgium claimed China's deed unlawful to the Permanent Court of International Justice at The Hague. Soon after, both parties compromised and started to negotiate a new treaty based on principles of equality and mutual respect for territorial sovereignty. A draft was reached but formal treaty not completed before the fall of the Peking government. The Nanking government took over the negotiations, and a new treaty was signed soon afterwards. These negotiations were important for the understandings of the diplomatic strategies between Peking and Nationalist governments over revision or abrogation the so-called Unequal Treaties. That also was important for its demonstration of the continuity between Peking and Nanking diplomacy.
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