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Areas of Dispute in the South China Sea

Created on February 24, 2015

Areas of Dispute in the South China Sea


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Sources: U.S. Department of Defense, Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2010, http://www.defense.gov/pubs/pdfs/2010_CMPR_Final.pdf (accessed February 27, 2012); Martin Stuart-Fox, A Short History of China and Southeast Asia (Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2003), map by R. B. Cribb, “Territorial Claims in the South China Sea,” p. 217; and Heritage Foundation research.

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Tags: defense, military, territory, Vietnam, China, threats