Due to a higher temperature, 40 percent of corals in the South China Sea died in a span of six weeks in the South China Sea.
According to reports, US President-elect Donald Trump slammed China for allegedly "stealing" an oceanographic device owned by the US Navy straight off the water. Many people were appalled by how Trump impulsively reacted to the incident and accused China of stealing, creating even more tension between the two countries. But were these U.S. underwater drones legally placed in the South China Sea?
China is claiming most islands in the South China Sea despite the islands falling inside the exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of other countries such as Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines.