South China Sea Tensions

Commercial, military, and environmental concerns have been growing for decades in the resource-rich South China Sea. But China’s assertive claims, now backed by a growing military presence in the region, are raising new alarms not only among its neighbors but in the United States and the wider international community. At stake are both economic and strategic interests.

Source: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

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