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China’s disputes with Malaysia and Brunei over the Nansha Islands

Abstract:

This chapter discusses China’s disputes with Malaysia and Brunei over the Nansha Islands. After an overview of the claims of Malaysia and Brunei, the chapter analyses the bases of these under international law. The dispute history of China-Malaysia and China-Brunei is followed by discussion of cooperative efforts and an insight into the future.

Key words

China

Malaysia

Brunei

Nansha Islands

claims

Malaysia and Brunei are the latest to join the dispute over the Nansha Islands, starting in the 1970s. This chapter analyses the bases of their claims under international law, followed by an assessment from the Chinese perspective and a description of disputes from the ...

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