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A marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean from the Karimata and Malacca Straits to the Strait of Taiwan

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South China Sea: A marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean from the Karimata and Malacca Straits to the Strait of Taiwan
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.

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China urges U.S. to stop provocative actions in South China Sea

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

U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

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

Videos for South China Sea

Russian Warships Arrive In Philippines [Video]Russian Warships Arrive In Philippines

CNN reports Two Russian destroyers and a tanker have docked in the Philippines for a "goodwill visit" amid escalating tensions in the disputed South China Sea. The destroyers Admiral Tributs and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Duterte Says Military Action Possible in Island Dispute [Video]Duterte Says Military Action Possible in Island Dispute

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will tell his troops to prepare for a "suicide mission" to defend Thitu Island.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Philippines: Chinese Vessels In Disputed Waters Is Illegal [Video]Philippines: Chinese Vessels In Disputed Waters Is Illegal

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

China South Using Debt Trap To Keep China Sea [Video]China South Using Debt Trap To Keep China Sea

According to Business Insider, "China's One Belt One Road project and massive infrastructure loans are helping to weaken opposition to its claims in the South China Sea..." Daniel O'Neill, Associate..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

 

India, Singapore conduct SIMBEX-19 naval exercise in the South China Sea

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

US Naval Chief: ‘Freedom Of Navigation’ In S China Sea Get Too Much Attention

us naval chief: ‘freedom of navigation’ in s china sea get too much attention
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

U.S. says China's focus on its South China Sea operations unwarranted

The head of operations of the United States Navy said on Wednesday that its freedom of navigation movements in the disputed South China Sea get more attention than they deserve.
Reuters - Published

China's attention to U.S. Navy operations in South China Sea sometimes unwarranted, U.S. says

The head of operations of the United States Navy said on Wednesday that its freedom of navigation operations in the disputed South China Sea get more attention than they deserve.
Reuters - Published

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