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Opponent Nations In ‘South China Sea Dispute’ Using Tourism To Stake Territorial Claims

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Countries around the disputed South China Sea are opening tiny islets, some once tiny reefs, for tourism as a way of proving territorial claims, but the trend is expected to falter long term for lack of economic returns. In early March, a cruise ship from China took 300 people to the sea’s Paracel Islands, drawing a…