Kuan-Wei Chen is a researcher in air and space law at McGill University in Canada. He is the managing editor of the McGill Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (McGill Manual, https://www.mcgill.ca/milamos/). He was formerly the executive director of the McGill Center for Research in Air and Space Law (2017-2022), editor of the Annals of Air and Space Law (2012-2015), and a sessional lecturer at the Faculty of Law of McGill University. He served as the co-chair of the Ad-Hoc Remote Sensing Space Systems Act Advisory Committee, and has been an invited speaker at conferences organized by the United Nations on several occasions.
The United States recently shot down a Chinese high-altitude balloon after it apparently travelled from China and flew over Alaska and British Columbia. Its first public sighting was over Montana where it was seen to “hang out for a longer period of time” over military installations where nuclear missiles are located. Panic bells sounded, and […]