Ownership of territory in the South China Sea
A readable Article on UNCLOS and disputed sea areas.
Islands in the South China Sea
A useful story in Wikipedia worth a read if you are really interested in what is going on. The mess is well illustrated by maps
South China Sea: Vietnam builds up defences against Beijing in Spratly Islands, report says. Emplacements for air and coastal defence systems installed on most of its bases in the disputed archipelago to ‘ensure it can strike Chinese facilities’Emplacements for air and coastal defence systems have been installed on most of Vietnam’s bases in the Spratlys, with the most significant upgrades at West Reef and Sin Cowe Island, according to the report by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies’ Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
Occupied by Vietnam since 1975. The island is also claimed by China, the Philippines and Taiwan
The Hypocritical World Around us
America and European countries send warship to the East China Sea on the pretext that they are protecting seaways and the supporting maritime nations rights. America mainly claims that China is colonizing illegally islands.
America has illegally colonized whole nations in the South Pacific. Hawaii, Guam, North Marianas and Okinawa. See Demilitarizing the Pacific with Rob Kajiwara - An interesting concept.