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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U.S. senators from both political parties were expected to reintroduce legislation on Thursday committing the government to punish Chinese individuals and..
2 days ago • WorldNews

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The United States military said it dispatched two Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, according to News Corp Australia. The move will likely anger..
3 days ago • WorldNews
Analysts say China and the United States have entered a “contest of wills” in the South China Sea, the South China Morning Post reports. The assessment..
4 days ago • WorldNews
The United States is projecting“strategic confusion” in the South China Sea, the Philippines’ top diplomat said, prompting the country to deepen its ties..
5 days ago • WorldNews
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..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Destroyer moved near Scarborough Reef to ‘challenge excessive maritime claims’, says commander of Seventh Fleet A US warship has sailed near the disputed..
6 days ago • WorldNews
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..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

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...
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 6 days ago

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..
1 week ago • WorldNews

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