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The Concept of Developing Country from International Legal Perspectives in Post NIEO/UNCTAD World

Shoji Matsumoto | September 25, 2019

The concept of ‘developing country’ is now a source of controversy, asking “Is China a developing country?”, for example. The normative implications of such question will be considered, after a grief survey of its use in international organizations. Then, the transformation of the relations between States from asymmetric solidarity to symmetric complementarity is suggested. As an example of complementary relations, those between Morocco and Japan is surveyed.