China s south china sea claims within efforts by chinese elites to con struct and define an emerging state of china at a time of both foreign incur sions and internal modernization. In that direction beijing introduced on april 18 the xisha and nansha districts under the aegis of sansha city itself a new prefecture level unity first established in 2012 on the woody.
The sea covers approximately 3 700 000 km 1 350 000.
China claims south china sea map. The south china sea is a marginal sea of the western pacific ocean it is bounded in the north by the shores of south china hence the name in the west by the indochinese peninsula in the east by the islands of taiwan and northwestern philippines mainly luzon mindoro and palawan and in the south by borneo eastern sumatra and the bangka belitung islands encompassing an area of around. Meanwhile having repeatedly backed the belt and road initiative and letting beijing with the south china sea map war president duterte is waiting for beijing s investments to come through. Map of china s south china sea claims with xisha and nansha islands indicated.
The south china sea disputes involve both island and maritime claims by several sovereign states within the region namely brunei the people s republic of china prc the republic of china roc taiwan indonesia malaysia the philippines and vietnam an estimated us 3 37 trillion worth of global trade passes through the south china sea annually which accounts for a third of the global. Yergin explains that china s claims to the south china sea including the spratlys and the paracel islands are rooted in a map drawn in 1936 by a singular cartographic combatant named bai. An academic discovery is likely beijing s latest attempt to legally justify its debunked territorial claims.
Immediately after china submitted a map to the un including the nine dash line s territorial claim in the south china sea on 7 may 2009 the philippines lodged a diplomatic protest against china for claiming the whole of south china sea illegally. China s wider claims indicated by pink lines. China s new map aims to extend south china sea claims.
Vietnam and malaysia filed their joint protest a day after china submitted its map to the un. The body of water is bounded by the east coast of the malay peninsula and the southern part of the gulf of thailand. Geography of the south china sea the maps show the south china sea an arm of the western pacific ocean in southeast asia south of china east and south of vietnam west of the philippines and north of the island of borneo.