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Latest news on the South China Sea, a highly contested region in Southeast Asia, bordered by China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia. It is a vital maritime route for global trade and is believed to have significant oil and gas reserves.

China claims most of the South China Sea, citing a historical basis, but its claims overlap with those of the other countries in the region. The disputes have led to tensions and occasional clashes, including incidents involving fishing boats and military vessels. Several of the claimant countries have conducted military exercises and built military installations on islands and reefs in the region.

The United States has been involved in the disputes, arguing for freedom of navigation and maintaining a military presence in the region. Other countries, such as Japan, have also expressed concern about the situation in the South China Sea. International efforts to resolve the disputes have so far been unsuccessful, with some countries pursuing legal action through international tribunals.

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