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Meaning of "South China Sea" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SOUTH CHINA SEA

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOUTH CHINA SEA

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South China Sea is a noun.
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WHAT DOES SOUTH CHINA SEA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

South China Sea

South China Sea

The South China Sea is a marginal sea that is part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from the Singapore and Malacca Straits to the Strait of Taiwan of around 3,500,000 square kilometres. The area's importance largely results from one-third of the world's shipping transiting through its waters, and that it is believed to hold huge oil and gas reserves beneath its seabed. It is located ▪ south of mainland China, including the island of Taiwan in the east; ▪ west of the Philippines; ▪ east of the Malay peninsula and Sumatra, up to the Straits of Malacca in the west; and ▪ north of the Bangka–Belitung Islands and Borneo The minute South China Sea Islands, collectively an archipelago, number in the hundreds. The sea and its mostly uninhabited islands are subject to competing claims of sovereignty by several countries. These claims are also reflected in the variety of names used for the islands and the sea.

Definition of South China Sea in the English dictionary

The definition of South China Sea in the dictionary is part of the Pacific surrounded by SE China, Vietnam, the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, and the Philippines.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOUTH CHINA SEA

South Arabian
South Atlantic
South Australia
South Australian
South Ayrshire
South Bend
south by east
south by west
South Carolina
South Carolinian
South Dakota
South Dakotan
South Devon
South Downs
South Georgia
South Georgian
South Glamorgan
South Gloucestershire
South Holland
South Island

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOUTH CHINA SEA

Arafura Sea
Baltic Sea
Banda Sea
Barents Sea
Black Sea
Caribbean Sea
China Sea
Coral Sea
Dead Sea
East China Sea
Inland Sea
Java Sea
Kara Sea
Mediterranean Sea
North Sea
Norwegian Sea
Pechora Sea
Philippine Sea
Red Sea
Sargasso Sea

Synonyms and antonyms of South China Sea in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «South China Sea» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOUTH CHINA SEA

Find out the translation of South China Sea to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of South China Sea from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «South China Sea» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

中国南海
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Mar de China Meridional
570 millions of speakers

English

South China Sea
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दक्षिण चीन सागर
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

بحر الصين الجنوبي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Южно-Китайское море
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Mar do Sul da China
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দক্ষিণ চীন সাগর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Mer de Chine méridionale
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

laut China Selatan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Südchinesische Meer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

南シナ海
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

남중국해 (South China Sea)
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Segara Cina Selatan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Biển Đông
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தென்சீன கடல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दक्षिण चीनी समुद्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Güney Çin Denizi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Mar Cinese Meridionale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Morze Południowochińskie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Південно-Китайське море
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Marea Chinei de Sud
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Θάλασσα της Νότιας Κίνας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Suid-Chinese See
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Sydkinesiska havet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Sør-Kinahavet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of South China Sea

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOUTH CHINA SEA»

The term «South China Sea» is quite widely used and occupies the 39.484 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOUTH CHINA SEA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about South China Sea

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOUTH CHINA SEA»

Discover the use of South China Sea in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to South China Sea and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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War Or Peace in the South China Sea?
Spanning the full complexity of the situation, this volume: * covers its historical and legal background * analyses its environmental, economic, military and political dimensions * assesses the potential for containing and resolving ...
Timo Kivimäki, 2002
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Regional Disorder: The South China Sea Disputes
Christian Le Mière and Sarah Raine cut through the complexities of these disputes with a clear-sighted, and much-needed, analysis of the assorted strategies deployed in support of the multiple and competing claims in the SCS.
Sarah Raine, Christian Le Mière, 2013
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Sharing the Resources of the South China Sea
The South China Sea disputes continue to confuse and confound policymakers.
Mark J. Valencia, Jon M. Van Dyke, Noel A. Ludwig, 1999
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South China Sea
Sailing Directions 161 (Enroute) covers the South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand from the Luzon Strait and the Gulf of Tonkin to the Gulf of Thailand and the northern border of Borneo, including the coast of Vietnam and the Paracel ...
‎2004
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Maritime Security in the South China Sea: Regional ...
This book focuses on contemporary maritime security in the South China Sea as well as its connected sea area, the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.
Professor Zou Keyuan, Dr Shicun Wu, 2013
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Cooperative Monitoring in the South China Sea: Satellite ...
Examines the issues involved in the Spratly Islands disputes in the light of confidence-building measures that satellite imagery can offer.
John C. Baker, David G. Wiencek, 2002
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The South China Sea: Paleoceanography and Sedimentology
This book is the first synthesis of sedimentary geology and paleoceanography of the South China Sea on the basis of extensive industrial explorations and scientific expeditions culminated with the ODP Leg 184.
Pinxian Wang, Qianyu Li, 2009
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Security and International Politics in the South China Sea: ...
This book examines international politics and security in the South China Sea, exploring the history of the disputes, attempts to resolve them, and new security threats including piracy, terrorism, resource and environmental management.
Sam Bateman, Ralf Emmers, 2008
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UNCLOS and Ocean Dispute Settlement: Law and Politics in the ...
This book project evaluates the applicability and effectiveness of UNCLOS as a settlement mechanism for addressing ocean disputes.
Nong Hong, 2012
10
Energy and Geopolitics in the South China Sea: Implication ...
These claims overlap in a substantial way with those of at least three ASEAN countries: Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia. To this day, the South China Sea has remained one of the region's most dangerous 'flashpoints'.
‎2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOUTH CHINA SEA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term South China Sea is used in the context of the following news items.
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China, US reaffirm commitment to 'avoid military confrontation' in …
"Both [sides] made progress … with tensions in the South China Sea eased as both sides reiterated their will to avoid military confrontation in the region," said ... «South China Morning Post, Jun 15»
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US condemns China's land reclamation in South China Sea
The US has condemned China's land reclamation in the South China Sea, saying it is out of step with international rules. Defence secretary Ash Carter called for ... «Aljazeera.com, May 15»
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China cautions US Navy on patrols in South China Sea
Washington (CNN) The U.S. is considering deploying aircraft and ships to contest Chinese claims to disputed islands in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said ... «CNN, May 15»
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Exclusive: Japan considering joint US air patrols in South China Sea
"We have to show China that it doesn't own the sea," said the Japanese source. ... A U.S. military source said a decision to begin flights in the South China Sea ... «Reuters, Apr 15»
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Southeast Asia Divided on Response to Chinese Reclamation in …
KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines pushed Southeast Asian neighbors to take a stand against China's expanding footprint in the South China Sea at a summit ... «Wall Street Journal, Apr 15»
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South China Sea Maritime Dispute: Xi Jinping Vows Peaceful …
But surveillance and defense in the South China Sea and East China Sea remain a priority for Xi. “We must always be on high alert against the factors that may ... «International Business Times, Nov 14»
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US accused of inciting South China Sea tensions
The Chinese foreign ministry strongly questioned the intentions of the United States over the weekend with regards to an Asian territorial dispute that has ... «RT, Aug 14»
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Typhoon Rammasun Hits South China Sea, Killing 55 And Injuring …
Typhoon Rammasun arrived on the southern Chinese island of Hainan on Friday, after cutting northwest through the South China Sea, ABC News reports. «ThinkProgress, Jul 14»
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Where does South Korea Stand on the South China Sea Dispute?
In May the world was jolted to learn that China sank Vietnamese vessels that were trying to stop Beijing from putting an oil rig in the South China Sea (SCS). «International Policy Digest, Jul 14»
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China plans artificial island in disputed Spratlys chain in South
With recent developments in the South China Sea having again focused the international spotlight on China, the analysts warned reclamation at the Fiery Cross ... «South China Morning Post, Jun 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. South China Sea [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/south-china-sea>. Dec 2019 ».
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