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South China Sea: Marginal sea of the Western Pacific Ocean
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, in the west by the Indochinese Peninsula, in the east by the islands of Taiwan and northwestern Philippines, and in the south by Borneo, eastern Sumatra and the Bangka Belitung Islands, encompassing an area of around 3,500,000 km2 (1,400,000 sq mi). It communicates with the East China Sea via the Taiwan Strait, the Philippine Sea via the Luzon Strait, the Sulu Sea via the straits around Palawan, the Strait of Malacca via the Strait of Singapore, and the Java Sea via the Karimata and Bangka Strait. The Gulf of Thailand and the Gulf of Tonkin are also part of the South China Sea. The shallow waters south of the Riau Islands are also known as the Natuna Sea.

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China's new maritime rules seek to tighten control over South China Sea | Oneindia News [Video]

China's new maritime rules seek to tighten control over South China Sea | Oneindia News

China notified new maritime rules that now seek to regulate its waters even more tightly. The worry is that if China implements these rules in the South China sea over which it illegally lays claim,..

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US VP Harris offers Vietnam support to counter Beijing in the South China Sea [Video]

US VP Harris offers Vietnam support to counter Beijing in the South China Sea

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Kamala Harris accuses China of using intimidation to back South China Sea claims [Video]

Kamala Harris accuses China of using intimidation to back South China Sea claims

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Harris hits at China over South China Sea [Video]

Harris hits at China over South China Sea

Vice President Kamala Harris is in Southeast Asia and received questions about the US’ withdrawal from Afghanistan while issuing a strong warning to China over the South China Sea.

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India's stern message to China, 4 warships head to South China Sea | Oneindia News [Video]

India's stern message to China, 4 warships head to South China Sea | Oneindia News

Four Indian ships are heading to the South China Sea in a stern message to China. The move also signals India's willingness to engage more in regional affairs and counter China. #SouthChinaSea..

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Ayodhya's Ram temple to open its doors to devotees by December 2023| Oneindia News [Video]

Ayodhya's Ram temple to open its doors to devotees by December 2023| Oneindia News

The Indian women’s hockey team’s dream of winning a gold medal on their maiden entry into the knockout stages ended in a 1-2 defeat to Argentina in the semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics here on..

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UK to sail its largest warship through a tense South China Sea [Video]

UK to sail its largest warship through a tense South China Sea

It is Britain's largest and most powerful warship - but why is the HMS Elizabeth heading to the South China Sea?

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Taiwan says Chinese carrier group has ended South China Sea mission

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