The South China Sea is a marginal sea that is part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from the Karimata and Malacca Straits to the Strait of Taiwan of around 3,500,000 square kilometres (1,400,000 sq mi). The sea carries tremendous strategic importance; one-third of the world's shipping passes through it, carrying over $3 trillion in trade each year, it contains lucrative fisheries, which are crucial for the food security of millions in Southeast Asia. Huge oil and gas reserves are believed to lie beneath its seabed.
China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday it "strongly urges U.S. to stop such provocative actions" after the U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between.. Reuters - Published
The Philippines' foreign ministry said Thursday The presence of more than 200 Chinese fishing boats near an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea is illegal and a clear violation of..
The 26th Edition of Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise -19 commenced in the South China Sea on Sunday. The naval drill will be conducted until May 22. "The 4-day exercise will include various.. IndiaTimes - Published
Freedom of navigation exercises in the South China Sea are being given more attention than they deserve, the head of United States naval operations said Wednesday, according to The South China Morning.. WorldNews - Published