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Chinas Policy Towards Territorial Disputes: The Case of the South China Sea Islands Chi-kin Lo

Chinas Policy Towards Territorial Disputes: The Case of the South China Sea Islands

Chi-kin Lo

Published July 6th 1989
ISBN : 9780415009270
Hardcover
224 pages
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 About the Book 

Since 1949 and the founding of the Peoples Republic, China has been involved in more than one territorial dispute with its neighbours. Currently the most unstable and dangerous dispute is the one over the Paracel and Spratly islands in the SouthMoreSince 1949 and the founding of the Peoples Republic, China has been involved in more than one territorial dispute with its neighbours. Currently the most unstable and dangerous dispute is the one over the Paracel and Spratly islands in the South China Sea. With their potentially rich and accessible petroleum resources, these islands have become the new arena of conflict for the 1970s and 1980s, China having already fought a war with South Vietnam over the Paracel Islands. This book, based on a wealth of primary materials in the Chinese language, is the first to make a thorough and overall investigation of Chinas policy towards these islands. It deals with the battle for the Paracels, the dispute with Vietnam, the disputes with the Philippines and Malaysia, and the relationship between the territorial disputes and Chinas maritime claims in the South China Sea.