South China Sea – A big power contest: The South China Sea dispute is not a dispute between China and some Ase...

It's never about the islands, stupid. It's never about sovereignty or land. It's all about the oil & gas under the seabed. The islands are a convenient excuse to claim rights over the surrounding seas. Even if the various individual islands belong specifically to a country, the control over surrounding seas is legally very small. By international law of sea & international law of borders and territories, a country has only control of seas up to 15nm from its coastline. That means only 15nm radius around each island. This is actually very small compared to the whole south china sea & east china sea. But jokers like china, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, brunei, japan, etc are claiming vast tracts of the oceans, totally out of proportion to their coastline or the size of the islands. It's like Malaysia claiming the entire Straits of Malacca and the Straits of Johor just beco...

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