Prof. Julian Ku Quoted in New York Times on Impact of China’s Detention of Interpol Chief

Julian Ku, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, Faculty Director of International Programs

Interpol Chief Meng Hongwei Quits and Is Detained by China
By Edward Wong and Alissa J. Rubin
The New York Times
Oct. 7, 2018

Mr. Meng’s appointment “was considered quite an achievement for China and a sign of its international presence and growing influence,” said Julian Ku, a professor at Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law, who has studied China’s relationship with international law.

While China may have had its eye on placing its citizens in other top posts at prominent global organizations, “the fact that Meng was ‘disappeared’ without any notice to Interpol will undermine this Chinese global outreach effort,” Mr. Ku said. “It is hard to imagine another international organization feeling comfortable placing a Chinese national in charge without feeling nervous that this might happen.”

A version of this article appears in print on Oct. 8, 2018, on Page A9 of the New York edition with the headline: Missing Chief of Interpol Was Detained by China.

Read the full article on the New York Times website.