The Falklands/Malvinas and China in 1982 and Today: Some Legal and Diplomatic Observations

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During the falklands (malvinas) war in 1982, the people’s republic of china supported argentina’s sovereignty claim, albeit in a limited way. Since then, its support for argentina has become increasingly vocal. The present contribution explores the reasons for this increased support, taking into account geopolitical changes, such as the end of the cold war and china’s emergence as a major power, as well as the development of the relationship between argentina and the prc. It also explores which legal and diplomatic lessons the prc can draw from the falklands/malvinas with regard to its own territorial issues.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-112
Number of pages18
JournalHague Yearbook of International Law / Annuaire de La Haye de Droit International
Issue number2015
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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