Talk:South China Sea

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Chinese "Sovereignty" over Paracel Islands[edit]

There is a problem on the South China Sea page. Because it is locked for editing, I can't fix it myself.

The problem is that towards the end of the "Territorial Claims" section, there is a reference to US warships entering the 12 mile limit of the Paracel Islands, which the article says is "sovereign" Chinese territory. However, as acknowledged earlier in the same section, these islands are in fact claimed by China and two other countries. It is therefore incorrect or at least misleading to say they are sovereign Chinese territories.

Further, as sovereignty over these islands is a contentious geopolitical issue, Wikipedia should be careful to ensure neutrality on the question of ownership or sovereignty.

So, somebody with editing rights, please fix the reference. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:29, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

Order of Naming in Sidebar[edit]

Is there any reason why Chinese is ordered first, or for any reason why it is ordered in this way? They are already the most powerful nation out of all contested.

South East Asia sea[edit]

what about movements to have the sea called 'Seato sea' or south east asia sea also spratley sea was a historical english name for the sea

Semi-protected edit request on 14 May 2019 about the disputed sea[edit]

The title (South China Sea) must be changed into West Philippine Sea since the United Nations uses that name after the Past President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines officially named South China Sea waters off the country’s west coast the “West Philippine Sea.” An administrative order released by the presidential palace on 2012 said the “West Philippine Sea” would be included in government maps and charts. “In the exercise of sovereign jurisdiction, the Philippines has the inherent power and right to designate its maritime areas with appropriate nomenclature for purposes of the national mapping system,” it said. “The maritime areas on the western side of the Philippine archipelago are hereby named as the West Philippine Sea. “These areas include the Luzon Sea as well as the waters around, within and adjacent to the Kalayaan Island Group, and Bajo De Masinloc, also known as Scarborough Shoal.” [1]

And after that, UN recognizes this order and hereby named South China Sea into West Philippine Sea. For stronger basis there is a citation from the page of Department of Environment and Natural Resources; International Agreements on Environment and Natural Resources. In there it was stated: "UNCLOS sided with the Philippines after the presentation of its arguments in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the The Hague, a 501-page decision in favor of the Philippines was promulgated on July 12, 2016. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) invalidated China's nine-dash line maritime claim and concluded that the said claim lacks legal basis. It stated that China's claim is excessive and encroaching into the Philippines' 200-nautical mile EEZ. The Tribunal opined that China violated the Philippines' sovereign rights in its EEZ by interfering with fishing and petroleum exploration and and constructing artificial islands. Chinese authorities also did not fulfill their obligation to stop Chienese fishermen from harvesting endangered species in the SouthChina Sea. (Source: In The Matter Of The South China Sea Arbitration, PCA Case No. 2013-19)."

"Despite the ruling affirming Philippines' rights to the WEST PHILIPPINE SEA, the dispute between the parties still stands because China's refusal to accept the verdict. Meanwhile, the Philippines, through the DFA, expressed its faith in intenational cooperation and international law to protect its right and interests." [2] PH-Laban (talk) 03:03, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Not done The WP:COMMONNAME in English is still by far "South China Sea". Please provide very substantial (i.e. more than just one or two, or handful or links) evidence to the contrary and follow Wikipedia:Requested moves.--Jasper Deng (talk) 03:15, 14 May 2019 (UTC)


Has anyone got information or data on its depths? 2A00:23C5:C102:9E00:A465:6D01:A997:4290 (talk) 00:47, 8 June 2020 (UTC)