South China Sea
|South China Sea|
|A map of the South China Sea|
|Hanyu Pinyin:||Nán Zhōnggúo Hǎi|
|Tagalog:||Timog Dagat Tsina ('Dagat Luzon' for the portion within Philippine waters)|
|Malay:||Laut China Selatan|
|Portuguese:||Mar da China Meridional|
The sea and its islands are claimed by many nations, including China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei. These claims are mirrored in the many of names used for the islands and the sea.
Some of the islands have people living on them. They are inhabited.
Some islands have no people living on them. They are uninhabited.
- "Stirring up the South China Sea (II): Regional Responses," Asia Report N°229, 24 July 2012; retrieved 2013-4-17.
- "China's Jurisdiction over the South China Sea," Beijing Review, July 3, 2012