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Corals in the South China Sea Die When Global Warming Collides With Local Weather

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Corals in the South China Sea Die When Global Warming Collides With Local Weather

Source: Phys.org/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - March 27, 2017

In the South China Sea, a 2°C rise in the sea surface temperature in June 2015 was amplified to produce a 6°C rise on Dongsha more…

China Taking Steps to Build Its First Underwater Observation Platform

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China Taking Steps to Build Its First Underwater Observation Platform

Source: Global Times/Deng Xiaoci - March 7, 2017

China will build its first long-term national underwater observation platform in key waters in the South China Sea to observe underwater conditions in real time, more…

International Tribunal Stuns China, Rules in Philippines Favor Over South China Sea Territorial Dispute

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International Tribunal Stuns China, Rules in Philippines Favor Over South China Sea Territorial Dispute

Source: The Washington Post/Simon Denyer and Emily Rauhala - July 12, 2016

BEIJING — An international tribunal has ruled that China does not have historic rights to justify its expansive claims to the South China Sea, in a more…

China Plans to Build Ocean Laboratory 10,000 Feet Down in Disputed Waters

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China Plans to Build Ocean Laboratory 10,000 Feet Down in Disputed Waters

Source: The Daily Mail/Tom Wyke - June 10, 2016

China has unveiled plans to construct a ocean laboratory in its bid to seize upon the vast mineral wealth in the South China Sea.
The more…

Troubled Waters: Conflict in the South China Sea Explained

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Troubled Waters: Conflict in the South China Sea Explained

Source: The Conversation/John Rennie Short, University of Maryland - May 25, 2016

A United Nations arbitration court will soon rule over the sovereignty of islands in the South China Sea, a territorial dispute between China and the more…

Chinese Fishermen Plunder Reefs in the South China Sea

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Chinese Fishermen Plunder Reefs in the South China Sea

Source: BBC News/Rupert Wingfield-Hayes - December 16, 2015

What I came across on a reef far out in the middle of the South China Sea has left me shocked and confused.
I'd been more…

U.S. Warship Exercises Freedom of Navigation Near Artificial Islands, China Strongly Dissatisfied

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U.S. Warship Exercises Freedom of Navigation Near Artificial Islands, China Strongly Dissatisfied

Source: AP/Christopher Bodeen and Robert Burns - October 27, 2015

BEIJING (AP) -- A U.S. Navy warship sailed past one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday, in a challenge to more…

U.S. Considers Sailing Warships Near Disputed Islands in South China Sea

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U.S. Considers Sailing Warships Near Disputed Islands in South China Sea

Source: Reuters/Lisa Von Ahn - October 9, 2015

The United States is considering sailing warships close to China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea to signal it does not recognize Chinese territorial claims over the area, a U.S. defense more…

China Claims the United States is ‘Militarizing’ the South China Sea

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China Claims the United States is ‘Militarizing’ the South China Sea

Source: Reuters/Ben Blanchard and Manuel Mogato - July 31, 2015

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defence Ministry on Thursday accused the United States of "militarizing" the South China Sea by staging patrols and joint military drills more…

China Claims Island Building in South China Sea Doesn’t Harm Ocean Ecology

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China Claims Island Building in South China Sea Doesn’t Harm Ocean Ecology

Source: Reuters - June 24, 2015

BEIJING - China's construction on disputed reefs in the South China Sea will not destroy ocean ecology, the country's maritime regulator said, in the face more…