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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: South China Sea Islands
The South China Sea, showing surrounding countries and neighbouring seas and oceans The South China Sea is a marginal sea, part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from Singapore to the Strait of Taiwan of around 3,500,000 km².
Categories: Ecoregions Islands in the South China Sea includes the South China Sea Islands (Spratly Islands, Pratas Islands, Paracel Islands and Macclesfield Bank), islands on the China coast, on the Vietnam coast, on the Borneo coast, and the peripheral islands of Taiwan, the Philippines, etc....
The southwestern part of the sea from the Gulf of Thailand to the Java Sea is an enormous submerged plain called the Sunda Platform; water is generally shallow (less than 200 ft/61 m) throughout this vast area.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/South-China-Sea-Islands   (2310 words)

  
  List of islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of islands of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
List of islands of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
List of islands of Indonesia, Islands of Indonesia
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_islands   (227 words)

  
 South China Sea Summary
The South China Sea is bordered by China to the north, Indonesia and Malaysia to the south, Taiwan and the Philippines to the east, and Vietnam and Thailand to the west and has become an increasing flash point in Southeast Asia, because each of those countries lays claim to the Spratley and Paracel Islands.
The International Hydrographic Organization defines the sea as stretching in a southwest to northeast direction, whose southern border is 3 degrees South latitude between South Sumatra and Kalimantan (Karimata Strait), and whose northern border is the Strait of Taiwan from the northern tip of Taiwan to the Fujian coast of mainland China.
South China Sea is the dominant term used in English for the sea, and the name in most European languages is equivalent, but it is sometimes called by different names in neighboring countries, often reflecting historical claims to hegemony over the sea.
www.bookrags.com /South_China_Sea   (1400 words)

  
 China
Comprising all of Manchuria east of the Da Hinggan Ling, the Northeast region incorporates the Manchurian Plain (Dongbei Pingyuan) and its bordering uplands.
The highlands of South China extend from the Tibetan Plateau (Qing Zang Gaoyuan) east to the sea.
The climates of China are similar, in their range and distribution, to those of the continental United States; temperate climates prevail, with desert and semiarid regions in the western interior and a small area of tropical climate in the extreme southeast.
www.ovayonda.ws /lodging/country/cn.html   (2596 words)

  
 Learn more about China in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
China (Traditional Chinese: 中國, Simplified Chinese: 中国, Pinyin: Zhōnggúo) is an ancient cultural and geographic entity in continental East Asia with some offshore islands which since 1949 has been divided between the People's Republic of China (governing Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau) and the Republic of China (governing Taiwan and several outlying Fujianese islands).
China was one of the earliest centers of human civilization, and became a large united country with an advanced culture at a very early stage, outpacing the rest of the world in areas like art and science.
China contains a large variety in landscapes, with mostly plateaux and mountains in the west, and lower lands on the east.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /c/ch/china.html   (1555 words)

  
 China
China or Zhongguo (中國) is an ancient cultural and geographic entity in continental East Asia with some offshore islands which is currently divided between the People's Republic of China (governing Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau) and the Republic of China (governing Taiwan and several outlying Fujianese islands).
China was one of the earliest centers of human civilization, and became a large united country with an advanced culture at a very early stage, outpacing the rest of the world in areas like art and science.
In the east, along the shores of the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea are found extensive and densely populated alluvial plains; the shore of the South China Sea is more mountainous and southern China is dominated by hill country and lower mountain ranges.
www.fastload.org /ch/China.html   (1357 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The inscription 'South China Sea Defense' from the national stone tablet on Pratas Island was printed on the five-dollar stamp, and the 'Defend the South China Sea' inscription from the national stone tablet on Itu Aba Island (Peace Island) was printed on the seventeen-dollar stamp.
The background was the south China coastline, Taiwan and Hainan Island with the blue sky and sea.
List of islands of the Republic of China
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Pratas_Islands   (1021 words)

  
 Hawaii Fast Facts and Trivia
From east to west Hawaii is the widest state in the United States.
The island has a population of 230, and is 69 square miles.
Molokai's east end is a tropical rain forest and part of the island receives 240 inches of rainfall a year.
www.50states.com /facts/hawaii.htm   (1099 words)

  
 China's Offshore Claims
China claims the potential for oil discovery in the South China Sea could be as high as 213 billion barrels.
As the sea floor was accurately mapped out, the US took the lead in extending this zone to the average length of the continental shelf as it extends from the shoreline to the outer edge of the continental margin.
China cannot afford to lose these resources, and for this reason it might be prepared to use force if Taiwan insists on sovereignty.
www.copvcia.com /free/ww3/032105_china_claims.shtml   (1331 words)

  
 China's Role in East Asia: Now and the Future   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
China's modern relationship with the nations of the region really begins in 1978, with Deng Xiaoping's decision at the 3rd plenum to begin the process of reform and opening up of China after 30 years of isolation.
China has shelved its territorial claims in the Spratly Islands, contested with four other Asian countries, in favor of "joint development." All of these are designed to establish a peaceful environment in China's neighborhood that will not interfere with its concentration on economic development.
China also is the headquarters of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, along with fellow members Russia and four of the "stans." The stated goal of the SCO is to work together to fight terrorism, in particular Islamist terrorism that threatens all of them.
www.brookings.edu /pagedefs/09a7fb94a7d7ff3f794031980a1415cb.xml   (2481 words)

  
 sociology - China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
On the other hand, the Republic of China, while never formally rescinding its claims, has moved away from its former identity as the ruler of China, and increasingly characterizes itself as "Taiwan", which is the usage commonly adopted in the West.
China is the world's oldest continuous civilization and culture, with a history characterized by repeated divisions and reunifications amid alternating periods of peace and war, and violent dynastic change.
China is also traditionally thought of as comprising North China (北方) and South China (南方), the geographic boundary between which north and south is largely generalized as Huai River (淮河) and Qinling Mountains (秦岭).
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/China   (3569 words)

  
 China - Famous Women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
China is the world's oldest continuous civilization, with a history characterized by repeated divisions and reunifications amid alternating periods of peace and war, and violent dynastic change.
China proper is traditionally thought of as further comprising North China (北方) and South China (南方), the geographic boundary between which north and south is largely generalized as Huai River(淮河) and Qin Mountain(秦岭).
Most of China's arable lands lie along the two major rivers, the Chang Jiang (Yangtze) and the Huang He, and each are the centers around which are founded China's major, ancient civilizations.
www.famous.tc /China.html   (2639 words)

  
 The South China Sea Dispute by Scott Snyder: Special Reports: U.S. Institute of Peace
Any military conflict in the South China Sea that threatens the strategic interests of the United States or the security and economic interests of Japan might be seen as sufficiently destabilizing to invite U.S. involvement to preserve navigational freedom in these critical sea lanes.
China's ambiguity on the extent and nature of its claims is regarded as a tactical ploy to stall or defer any attempt to achieve a negotiated settlement until China is prepared to get what it wants through military strength.
In the latter half of 1995, China agreed in concept to establish bilateral "codes of conduct" in the Spratly Islands with both the Philippines and Vietnam that include pledges to resolve the Spratly Islands dispute peacefully, although the PRC has ignored Philippine requests to return to the status quo ante by vacating Mischief Reef.
www.usip.org /pubs/specialreports/early/snyder/south_china_sea1.html   (5533 words)

  
 Remote Monitoring in the South China Sea: Claims and Conflicts
The Philippines occupies eight islands or cays in an area it refers to as the Kalayaan region, or "Freedomland." Malaysia claims all six islands within a continental shelf limit defined in 1979, and occupies three of these; the other three are occupied by Vietnam and the Philippines.
In early 1995, China began construction of several buildings on Mischief Reef that the Philippines described as "military structures." The Philippines reacted by removing Chinese markers from the island and bringing journalists to the reef to observe China’s activities.
This island is one of the larger land masses in the area.
www.gwu.edu /~spi/claims.htm   (1854 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Sub incident fuels clash between China, Japan
A spokeswoman refused to confirm that China had apologized or even that the submarine belonged to China.
China has made no secret of its intention to attack Taiwan if the island declares independence and has been building up its naval, technological and command-and-control systems to that end.
China has responded with a virtual block on summits between the two countries, calling for an end to the visits as a prelude to warmer ties.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2002092843_china17.html   (855 words)

  
 The World in Photos
Bali is a tropical island and one of over 13,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago, the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands (or Nusa Tenggara; Kepulauan Nusa Tenggara), lying between Java (Jawa) to the west and Lombok to the east.
The island home of approximately 4 million people is approximately 144 kilometers from east to west and 80 kilometers north to south with a surface area of 5,632 km².
Bali is one of the country's 33 provinces with the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island.
www.twip.org   (1306 words)

  
 China (01/07)
Whenever China was conquered by nomadic tribes, as it was by the Mongols in the 13th century, the conquerors sooner or later adopted the ways of the "higher" Chinese civilization and staffed the bureaucracy with Chinese.
China is an active participant in climate change talks and other multilateral environmental negotiations, taking environmental challenges seriously but pushing for the developed world to help developing countries to a greater extent.
China is not a member of the Australia Group, an informal and voluntary arrangement made in 1985 to monitor developments in the proliferation of dual-use chemicals and to coordinate export controls on key dual-use chemicals and equipment with weapons applications.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/18902.htm   (13079 words)

  
 Asia Times Online :: China News, China Business News, Taiwan and Hong Kong News and Business.
At the same time, China considers Japan's hard work to become a "normal country" and obtain a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council an excuse for failing to seriously address its historical disputes with its neighbors.
China has achieved dramatic development in recent years, and as it comes to play an increasing role on the international scene, as in the six-party talks, it is only natural for the Chinese to desire to make China both rich and strong, as well as to reunite the "lost territories" with the motherland.
China, Japan and South Korea should use this opportunity to build a stronger coalition in East Asia.
www.atimes.com /atimes/China/GD23Ad01.html   (1264 words)

  
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China has started drilling near a contested gas field in the East China Sea that is heavily traveled by military and commercial ships and aircraft.
SENKAKU: Diaoyu to rival claimants China and Taiwan, the craggy islets lie between Taiwan and Okinawa in the East China Sea.
EAST SEA GAS FIELDS: Lying in the middle of open sea claimed by both China and Japan, these fields hold potentially huge reserves of natural gas and oil that are desperately sought after by the energy-hungry East Asian rivals.
www.ksdk.com /news/world/us_world_article.aspx?storyid=99275   (1383 words)

  
 ASIA: China-Japan Rift - Council on Foreign Relations
China bristles when Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi makes his annual pilgrimage to Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine to Japan's war dead, which includes convicted war criminals enshrined in a secret ceremony in the 1970s.
Throughout the 1990s, China's economy surged while Japan's floundered because of stagnant growth and deflation (though the Japanese economy remains the third largest in the world, after the United States and China).
"China is just beginning to look menacing," says John Mearsheimer, who teaches international relations at the University of Chicago, pointing to what he sees as an "Asian version of the Monroe Doctrine." Still, the Chinese economy, in per-capita terms, lags far behind Japan's.
www.cfr.org /background/background_china-japan.php   (2081 words)

  
 China's New Challenge to the U.S.-Japan Alliance
Alarmed by China’s presence in Japanese waters, Tokyo will soon dispatch a civilian survey vessel—looking for natural gas—to the area near the Senkaku Islands (which China calls “Diaoyutai”) to assert its own EEZ rights.
China and Taiwan have expressed interest in the islands since only 1968, when a United Nations Economic Commission for Asia report suggested there may be petroleum deposits in the seabed near the islets.
In this context, China's forays into the Senkakus seem designed to probe where the bedrock of the U.S.-Japan alliance begins—or if it is there at all.
www.heritage.org /Research/AsiaandthePacific/wm533.cfm   (1182 words)

  
 The Annotated Ramsar List: China
Continuing tidal and sedimentation influences on the island itself and development pressures outward from the city are being watched for adverse effects.
A coastal area of the Bohai Sea, 20km from Dalian City, consisting of sea floor covered by pedestal rock of between 5 and 40 meters' depth and including over 70 islands and islets with rocky coasts and reefs.
The largest mangrove forest wetland reserve in China, located along coastal areas of the Leizhou Peninsula at the southernmost tip of China between the South China Sea and the Tonkin Gulf, adjacent to Hainan Island.
www.ramsar.org /profile/profiles_china.htm   (4017 words)

  
 China: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
China proper consists of three great river systems: the Yellow River (Huang He), 2,109 mi (5,464 km) long; the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang), the third-longest river in the world at 2,432 mi (6,300 km); and the Pearl River (Zhu Jiang), 848 mi (2,197 km) long.
China is poised to have the world's fourth-largest economy, after the United States, Japan, and Germany.
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www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107411.html   (2734 words)

  
 China
China has only recently begun to tap its reserves of natural gas, and major infrastructure investment will be needed to transport the gas to market.
China is both the world's largest producer and consumer of coal, which supplies about 75 percent of the country's total energy needs.
China awarded its first build-operate-transfer contract in 1996 (to France's EDF for construction of the 700-megawatt coal-fired Laibin B project), and plans a second such project (a 600-megawatt plant in Hunan province).
www.converger.com /eiacab/china.htm   (3086 words)

  
 List of islands in the South China Sea - Definition, explanation
List of islands in the South China Sea - Definition, explanation
in the South China Sea includes the South China Sea Islands (Spratly Islands, Pratas Islands, Paracel Islands and Macclesfield Bank), islands on the China coast, on the Vietnam coast, on the Borneo coast, and the peripheral islands of Taiwan, the Philippines, etc.
List of islands of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/l/li/list_of_islands_in_the_south_china_sea.php   (196 words)

  
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But without doubt it is the largest island on the planet, and when combined with Oceania, the smallest continent on Earth.
Numerous areas of the world (most often islands) are under the economic and military protection of another country.
Numbers shown are the population within the immediate surrounding area of the established border of the city, and also include the city limit population figures.
www.graphicmaps.com /geoquiz/thelist.htm   (589 words)

  
 Macau Attraction, Macau Travel Information: Travel China Guide.com
The two outlying islands of Taipa and Coloane are easily accessible by the bridges that connect them to the Macau Peninsular.
For travelers who plan to stay for several days, the outlying islands are good choice for a short break away from the bustling city.
The island of Coloane boasts that it is a paradise for people who like a tranquil environment and wish to have a break from the bustling city life.
www.travelchinaguide.com /cityguides/macau/attractions.htm   (1400 words)

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