South China Sea

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

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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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Earlier, Philippine presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo denied allegations that Manila has abandoned the UN arbitral tribunal's decision that rejected..
4 days ago • WorldNews

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China started a series of military training exercises near the Paracel chain of islands in the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday, amid growing tensions with..
5 days ago • WorldNews
Bloomberg: Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo said citizens were worried Rodrigo Duterte was "selling out" to Beijing and called on the president to take a..
1 week ago • WorldNews

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