Spratly Islands

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Sprat·ly Islands

 (sprăt′lē)
An island group in the South China Sea west of Palawan. The archipelago, which has potentially extensive oil and natural gas deposits, is claimed in whole or in part by China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Brunei, and is uninhabited except for several military posts.

Spratly Islands

(ˈsprætlɪ)
pl n
(Placename) a widely-scattered group of uninhabited islets and reefs in the S South China Sea, the subject of territorial claims wholly or in part by six neighbouring nations. Compare Paracel Islands
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The Philippines' territorial claim over part of Nansha Qundao (Spratly Islands) is groundless from the perspectives of either history or international law," said the white paper titled "China Adheres to the Position of Settling Through Negotiation the Relevant Disputes Between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea.