Developing, managing, and sharing knowledge on natural resources, conflict, and peacebuilding
Source: CNN, 2016
Author(s): Tim Hume
Topics: Conflict Causes
Numerous countries have rival, overlapping territorial claims in the South China Sea. China, Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam all dispute the sovereignty of various island chains and surrounding waters, which has triggered a number of flashpoints and standoffs in recent years.