Dynamic Economies Face Off in the South China Sea

Territorial tensions rise as China seeks maritime primacy

Published July 3, 2014

Dynamic Economies, Competing Claims

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Major Crude Oil Trade Flows in the South China Sea

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China's Maritime Claims

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Philippine Claims

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Brunei Claims

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Malaysia Claims

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Vietnam Claims

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Taiwan Claims

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Overlapping Claims

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South China Sea: By the Numbers

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Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Council on Foreign Relations, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center

GRAPHIC: DAVE MERRILL / BLOOMBERG VISUAL DATA