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South China Sea

Trump is giving a glimpse into how he will deal with China by sending a U.S. Navy warship to the South China Sea, 12 nautical miles from an island built by China to lay claim to the contested waterway.

The UN defines territorial waters as extending 12 nautical miles max from a country’s coastline.

Learn more about the issues surrounding the South China Sea from an article in our January 2017 issue here.

Image Credit: Voice of America

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