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  • superpowers are facing off over this immediately and accused her of.

  • And there are military exercises, one after another.

  • I'm going to tell you why everyone is fighting over the South China Sea.

  • Mm hmm.

  • Yeah.

  • Different countries claim ownership of islands and lives here as a cost roads linking the Pacific and Indian oceans.

  • The South China Sea has trade routes wolf over $3 trillion a year.

  • It carries a third of all global shipping.

  • Plus, it's estimated to have large reserves of oil and gas and a lot of fish, which means it's worth fighting for.

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • Each country has their own patch, and what's left is international waters.

  • But China sees things differently.

  • They claim about 90% of it.

  • These mostly historical claims were published on the map.

  • Back in 1947 it showed what was to become the nine dash line used to mark our China's territory.

  • The courts in 2016 dismissed China's arguments and class many of the islands as rocks, but China has ignored this.

  • Others are also arguing over who owns the islands.

  • Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei have claims as to the Philippines and Vietnam, who have been building on disputed islands.

  • Yeah, China has been more artificial islands in the area than any other country.

  • And this breaks international law.

  • Yeah, these were once coral reefs and rocks, but they have now become basis and uninvited visitors are not welcome the problem.

  • I'm warning you again immediately.

  • China has tightened its military grip on South China Sea in the recent years and won't be easing it anytime soon.

  • Mhm.

  • Mhm.

  • Yeah.

  • Although the U.

  • S.

  • Is not directly involved.

  • Lately it has been sending more warships to the South China Sea to stand up for the freedom of navigation.

  • But this isn't going down well in Beijing.

  • My word pimp under Pi Genji General.

  • Now I don't showing you all will leave fully.

  • He treats you should look at you and think in China's military exercises have ramped up, which has made everyone nervous.

  • And now the Biden administration has pledged to back its allies working together with Japan, Australia and India To counter China's growing presence, American leadership must meet this new moment of advancing authoritarianism, including a growing ambitions of China to rival the United States.

  • This leaves countries with claims in the South China Sea, navigating the stormy waters between superpowers.

  • What defending their own national interests even though these islands might not look like much, The states here are incredibly high, and the risk of military conflict is growing.

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Why is everyone fighting over the South China Sea? - BBC News

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/20
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