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International Law
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After a century in which China's international relations were characterized by wars and a loss of sovereignty (extraterritoriality, Treaty Ports), the PRC's foreign policy was first informed by its orientation towards the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc, and since the end of the 1950s to a large extent by isolation. Since the late 1970s it had …

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Heuser, Robert, “International Law”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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