US Destroyer Challenges Beijing’s ‘Excessive Maritime Claims’ In South China Sea

December 07, 2017

published: 2017-10-11 15:08:00The South China Sea is a highly contested resource-rich region comprising many small uninhabited islets, whose ownership are disputed by several nations. The Paracel Islands archipelago is claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam, while ownership of the Spratly islets is additionally contested by the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei.