China and the Polar Regions

Nengye Liu, Sanna Kopra, Jiliang Chen

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In recent years, it is notable that China has been pushing a narrative about “balance between protection and use” in the context of developing international polar law. This chapter aims to closely examine China’s engagement with existing international polar law and policy in order to draw insights on what exactly does China mean by “balance” and where is the demarcated boundary between the protection and use. By doing so, the chapter also provides some thoughts on the future of international polar law with a rising China.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Polar Law
EditorsYoshifumi Tanaka, Rachael Lorna Johnstone, Vibe Ulfbeck
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-40482-8
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-71170-2, 978-1-032-51998-2
Publication statusPublished - 2023
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesRoutledge Handbooks

Field of science

  • International political science


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