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By Bruce Elleman, Stephen Kotkin, Clive Schofield

China stocks borders with 20 neighboring countries--more than the other nation on the planet. all the friends has its personal nationwide pursuits, and now and again, that comes with territorial and maritime jurisdictional claims in locations that China additionally claims.

This e-book brings jointly historians, geographers, political scientists, and criminal students to check every one of China's twenty land or sea borders. each one bankruptcy info the heritage and standing of boundary surroundings and disputes and the continued administration of transnational interactions--trade, source exploitation, fishing rights, and inhabitants movements.

Country assurance contains Afghanistan, Bhutan, Brunei, Indonesia, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, The Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, Tajikistan, and Vietnam.

An advent and a concluding bankruptcy draw out the consequences of the book's twenty case experiences and determine components the place border disputes may flare up within the context of China's emergence as a neighborhood hegemon and as a sea strength.

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The Conclusions will attempt to draw relevant contemporary lessons from the book’s case studies by examining the history of settling the Chinese borders, the way in which Beijing has sought to acquire “new” maritime boundaries—mainly as a result of evolutions in the international law of the sea allowing for the extension of maritime jurisdictional claims further offshore—the type and intensity of China’s border conflicts with her neighbors, successful and unsuccessful efforts to delimit official borders, and possible areas where future border disputes might arise.

19. “Taliban denies Xinjiang aid allegations,” Asia Times, 29 April 1997. 20. Jacob Townsend, China and the Afghan Opiates: Assessing the Risk (Washington, DC: Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Silk Road Studies Program, 2005), 37-38. 21. “Afghanistan copper deposits worth $88 billion attract Chinese investors,” Times, 15 May 2008. 22. S. Policy,” 20 April 2010. 23. “China builds closer ties to Afghanistan through Wakhan Corridor,” Jamestown Foundation: China Brief, Vol. 10, No. 1 (7 January 2010).

The British team wrote in their report: “Here, amidst a solitary wilderness 20,000 feet above sea level, absolutely inaccessible to man and within the ken of no living creatures except the Pamir eagles, the three great Empires actually meet. ”6 China had briefly taken control of the Pamirs during the Tang dynasty and again in the 18th century, but its 20th-century claims stem mostly from 19th-century conflicts. During the late 1860s, Yakub Beg, an adventurer from Khokand who established a kingdom centered in Kashgar, extended his influence into the Pamirs; the Mir of Wakhan fought as part of Beg’s forces.

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