South China Sea, China constructed artificial islands within the Exclusive…
South China Sea
Other regions in the conflict
China constructed artificial islands within the Exclusive economic zones of the Philippines
Philippines have attempted to take China to court but have gotten away with it because they stated that the courts don't have proper jurisdiction.
Because of China's unlawful actions in the Philippines other regions don't approve
Causes an asymmetric conflict since these regions don't have as much power as China.
Still in trade
Commonwealth of Nations
In dispute because U.S. intimidated by growth in Chinese power