TAIPEI, Taiwan ( TheStreet) -- The South China Sea spans 3.5 million square kilometers from Singapore to Taiwan, rimmed by many of the core countries on the world's most populous continent. No surprise that half the world's marine shipping traffic passes through it.A 40-year-old sovereignty dispute over the sea has kicked up such a storm this year that just two weeks ago this column highlighted the dangers to offshore oil drillers.
China Watch: Not a Merry Time for Maritime
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