Nicholas Johnston Jan 23, 2017
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Facts Matter

The most dangerous flashpoint for China and the U.S.

The issue:

China thinks it owns the South China Sea. Everybody else disagrees. The dispute is one of the most dangerous flashpoints in Asia--Foreign Policy magazine called it "the future of conflict." China calls the extent of its claim the "nine-dash line."

Data: Center for Strategic and International Studies, Natural Earth; Map: Lazaro Gamio and Alex Duner / Axios