THE SOUTH CHINA SEA STANDOFF
A MARITIME FLASHPOINT
The South China Sea is one area many people have not heard of… and yet, it could be the flashpoint for a major regional conflict. Six countries have conflicting claims on the hundreds of small, uninhabited islands in this sea. The result is one question: How does one say “maritime standoff” in Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Malay, Tagalog and, for good measure, English?