bon, au sud de Hainan, entre les Philipines et le Vietnam, jusqu'a la Malaisie, s'etend une mer de 3.5 millions de km2
cette mer est appellee "mer de Chine du sud" par les Chinois, et "mer du grad est" par les vietnamiens. peut etre que les philipins lui ont aussi colles un nom.
95% de cette mer est revendiques par la chine et apparait ainsi sur les cartes chinoise
cette mer apparait Vietnamienne sur les cartes Viets, au moins jusqu'au milieu, et l'autre cote est au Phillipins.
Les chinois n'en ont cure, et ont plantes des chateau, des bases et des bornes sur le moindre afleurements ou Presque.
j'ai quelques photos sympas pour illustrer la situation, je mettrai ca plus tard.
je note juste aujourd'hui l'article avec la visite official US, qui est adequate pour ouvrir le sujethttp://news.yahoo.com/china-pushes-back-north-korea-south-china-sea-085814908.html
The East and South China Seas featured prominently on Kerry's agenda too, with him calling for a "more rule of law based, less confrontational regime".
The United States has been increasingly uneasy about what it sees as China's effort to gain creeping control over waters in the Asia-Pacific region, including its November 23 declaration of an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in an area of the East China Sea that includes islands at the centre of a dispute with Japan.
China also claims about 90 percent of the 3.5 million square km (1.35 million square miles) South China Sea, depicting what it sees as its area on maps with a so-called nine-dash line, looping far out over the sea from south China.
China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have been discussing a code of conduct for the South China Sea, and Kerry said he believed China was ready and wanted to achieve that goal.
"That would help reduce tensions that stem from the territorial and maritime disputes and, in the meantime, it's very important that everybody build crisis management tools and refrain from coercive or unilateral measures to assert whatever claims any country in the region may have."
Wang said China was committed to a peaceful resolution for both the East and South China Seas disputes, but urged the United States not take sides and said China had an "unshakable resolve" to protect its sovereignty.
The United States should "respect historical facts and China's sovereign interests, adhere to an objective and impartial stance and take tangible actions to promote mutual trust in the region so as to safeguard regional peace and stability", Wand said.
Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan also have claims over the South China Sea, or at least parts of it.
Speaking in Washington on Thursday, a senior Philippine official urged the United States to exert more diplomatic, political and other measures to check China's expansion in the South China Sea.
"The seeming lack of a clear, perceivable and credible position on the part of the U.S. and other major international players makes China's assertive actions effective and undoubtedly boosts the pursuit of her interest," Vice Admiral Alexander Pama, a former navy chief, told a security forum, in comments released by the Philippine government.
(Additional reporting by Sui-Lee Wee, and Manuel Mogato in MANILA; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Robert Birsel)