标题：The 'One Belt One Road' Initiative and its impact on shipping law in China
作者：Yu, Yaodong; Chang, Yen-Chiang
作者机构：[Yu, Yaodong] Shanghai Maritime Univ, Sch Law, Shanghai, Peoples R China.; [Chang, Yen-Chiang] Shandong Univ, Sch Law, Inst Law Sea & Maritime Law, 更多
通讯作者地址：[Chang, YC]Shandong Univ, Sch Law, Inst Law Sea & Maritime Law, Jinan, Shandong, Peoples R China.
关键词：'One Belt One Road' Initiative; Carriage of goods; Maritime Code;; Multimodal transport; The Rotterdam Rules
摘要：Carriage of goods by sea is currently governed by a variety of international treaties. The 2008 Rotterdam Rules represents the international community's most recent effort to harmonise and modernise the rules governing international contracts of carriage in an era of new commercial practices and technological advances. Nevertheless, most countries, especially those in Asia, have adopted a, 'wait and see' attitude. Upon examination of the recent developments in shipping law in China, this paper concludes that, while widespread ratification of the Rotterdam Rules is unlikely in the near future, harmonisation of shipping laws, through incorporating the relevant provisions into domestic laws, is possible. China, as the proposer of the, 'One Belt One Road' Initiative, may be considered as a leading country in this endeavour.