South China Sea


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South China Sea

An arm of the western Pacific Ocean bounded by southeast China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Borneo, and Vietnam.
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South China Sea

n
(Placename) part of the Pacific surrounded by SE China, Vietnam, the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, and the Philippines
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South′ Chi′na Sea′


n.
a part of the W Pacific, bounded by SE China, Vietnam, the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, and the Philippines.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.South China Sea - a tropical arm of the Pacific Ocean near southeastern Asia subject to frequent typhoonsSouth China Sea - a tropical arm of the Pacific Ocean near southeastern Asia subject to frequent typhoons
Formosa, Taiwan - an island in southeastern Asia 100 miles off the coast of mainland China in the South China Sea
Nationalist China, Republic of China, Taiwan, China - a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the Communists led by Mao Zedong
Singapore Island, Singapore - an island to the south of the Malay Peninsula
Gulf of Siam, Gulf of Thailand - an arm of the South China Sea between Indochina and the Malay Peninsula
Pacific, Pacific Ocean - the largest ocean in the world
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Translations
Jihočínské moře
Südchinesisches Meer
Mar de la China Meridional
Etelä-Kiinanmeri
南シナ海
Sydkinesiska sjön
Biển Đông
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For the purpose of managing disputes among the parties and maintaining peace and stability in the South China Sea, the Chinese government, with a view to stopping the dispute from boiling over and maintaining the sound China-ASEAN partnership, resorted to all-round diplomatic efforts on the consultations with countries like Vietnam, Malaysia and especially the Philippines.
The US entry in South China Sea's overlapping conflict has made the issue "more complex," said Marcos, adding, "Should a conflict erupt between China and the US, we will be caught in the middle."
Liu's remarks came amid rising tensions between China and Vietnam over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
Philippine Foreign Affairs Department spokesman Raul Hernandez said China's sending of the Haixun 21 on Thursday "will not validate" China's claim over the entire South China Sea.
Both China and Vietnam have recently stepped up their conflicting claims over the various island groups in the South China Sea.
The South China Sea, which has an area estimated at 3,500,000 sq km, is one of the world's most important shipping transit areas.
Speaking at the 92nd founding anniversary celebration of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in Makati City on Monday, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua said the maritime disputes in the South China Sea are 'sensitive.'
Speaking at a forum on the West Philippine Sea, Carpio noted that several countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, France, Australia, Japan, India and Canada have been conducting FONOPs in the South China Sea, including the West Philippine Sea.
"We are concerned about the situation in the South China Sea which could lead to insecurity and instability in the region," a joint statement from the three countries released by the UK Foreign Ministry read, as cited by Sputnik news agency.
Statement by United Kingdom, France and Germany on the situation in the South China Sea.
Cuisia on Thursday said China will not recognize the 2016 ruling on the South China Sea.
'We should lessen the presence of warships in the disputed waters to ensure peace and stability, safety and freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.

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