The South China Sea conflict - in under five minutes
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1. Whose South China Sea is it, anyway? China’s claim to the South China Sea is based in history, dating back to records from the Xia and Han dynasties. China delineates its claims via the nine-dash line, which Chiang Kai Shek advanced in 1947. During China’s republican era, China surveyed, mapped and named 291 islands and reefs in the region. 2. Why does China want to control the South China Sea? Control of the South China Sea would allow China to dominate a major trade route through which most of its imported oil flows. It would also allow China to disrupt, or threaten to disrupt, trade shipments to all countries in East and Southeast Asia — as well as deny access to foreign military forces, particularly the United States.
Everything you need to know about the South China Sea conflict – in under five minutes. (2015, June 11). Daily Guardian, p. 5.
Disputes; Territorial waters; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Trade; Military operations; Oil and gas exploration; Artificial islands; Defence craft; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos); Chiang, Kai Shek; Carter, Ash; Johnson, Bill
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