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China's the spratly islands

Why many foreigners think of China the spratly islands are Vietnam.As is know to us.The nansha islands is a part of China's territory since ancient times.This is undeniable fact!!!!!!!!!!

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    In this forum we make decisions about grammar - tenses, punctuation, etc. We do not decide the borders of nations. This makes no judgment as to the correctness of your claim.
    That having been said...
    "Why do many foreigners think that the..."
    "The Nansha islands are a part..."
    "Nansha" and "Spratly" are proper names and thus capitalized.
    Feel free to make the above corrections and post your message to a political forum where this sort of discussion is entirely appropriate.

    The Spratly Islands are a group of more than 750 reefs, islets, atolls, cays and islands in the South China Sea. The archipelago lies off the coasts of the Philippines and Malaysia (Sabah), about one third of the way from there to southern Vietnam. They comprise less than four square kilometers of land area spread over more than 425,000 square kilometers of sea. The Spratlys are one of three archipelagos of the South China Sea which comprise more than 30,000 islands and reefs and which complicate governance and economics in that region of Southeast Asia. Such small and remote islands have little economic value in themselves, but are important in establishing international boundaries. There are no native islanders but there are rich fishing grounds and initial surveys indicate the islands may contain significant reserves of oil and natural gas.

    About 45 islands are occupied by relatively small numbers of military forces from Vietnam, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan), Malaysia and the Philippines. Brunei has also claimed an EEZ in the southeastern part of the Spratlys encompassing just one area of small islands above mean high water (on Louisa Reef.)

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