Margaret Thatcher pictured on a tour of the Falkland Islands in 1983 following the British victory the previous year. Photo: AFP Margaret Thatcher pictured on a tour of the Falkland Islands in 1983 following the British victory the previous year. Photo: AFP
Margaret Thatcher pictured on a tour of the Falkland Islands in 1983 following the British victory the previous year. Photo: AFP

Why is China so keen to get involved in Britain and Argentina’s dispute over the Falklands?

  • The Chinese foreign ministry recently used the issue to attack British colonialism at the United Nations
  • Beijing’s intervention follows increasing UK criticisms of its policies in Hong Kong, which it insists are a strictly internal matter

Topic |   China-UK relations
Margaret Thatcher pictured on a tour of the Falkland Islands in 1983 following the British victory the previous year. Photo: AFP Margaret Thatcher pictured on a tour of the Falkland Islands in 1983 following the British victory the previous year. Photo: AFP
Margaret Thatcher pictured on a tour of the Falkland Islands in 1983 following the British victory the previous year. Photo: AFP
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