Spratlys at stake

China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei claim parts or all of the South China Sea, a territory believed to be sitting on rich deposits of oil, gas and minerals, as well as being a major shipping lane.

In 2002, China and the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed a non-binding code of conduct to restrain claimant-states from conducting military activities and other provocative actions that could raise tension in the South China Sea. A flurry of incidents since February has provoked instability in the area.

Here is a recap of some key events in recent months.

The articles are from News 5’s Interaksyon.com

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Posted on June 14, 2011, in Change we need, Life Threats, Nation, News, World and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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