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China Moves South

Human Rights Implications in the Paracel and Spratly Islands

Tam Mai (author)

ISBN: 9781680534771

Publication Date: Jan 2019

Format: Hardback

Using both realist and critical theories in a comparative framework, China Moves South states that while realism may offer a reasonable approach to explaining China's geopolitical behaviour, critical theory is a more appropriate lens to challenge China's occupations.
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Vietnam has claimed the Paracel and Spratly Island groups for hundreds of years. China's invasion and capture of the Paracels from South Vietnam in 1974, and its ongoing occupation of the Spratlys, have created increasing opposition and anger not only among Vietnamese citizens but worldwide. This book insists that China's illegal violation of Vietnamese sovereignty rights in the Paracels and Spratlys has included serious human rights violations and decelerated the process of human emancipation.

Using both realist and critical theories in a comparative framework, China Moves South states that while realism may offer a reasonable approach to explaining China's behavior, critical theory is a more appropriate lens to challenge China's occupations. Employing critical theory and human rights law as methods of evaluation, this book insists that human rights and international law cannot sustain China's continuing violations as defined by the United Nations Conventions on the Law of the Sea in 1982.

Additionally, China Moves South aims to provide government officials, international scholars, students, and other interested parties with a better understanding of Chinese's illegal invasion and capture of the Paracels and Spratlys and, more importantly, to counsel urgent action to resist the Chinese occupation as China becomes more assertive in the vital waters of the South China Sea.
Pages 146
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Jan 2019
Publisher Academica Press
Series St. James's Studies in World Affairs
Subject/s Human rights   International relations   Geopolitics  

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