South China Sea; China’s Geopolitical Strategy
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Perhaps one reason why China feels it is “natural” to claim the South China Sea and the East China Sea for itself is the fact that these are named after itself. This is of course a fallacy, an illusion. Consider that despite the Indian Ocean’s being named after itself, India has never entertained the illusion that the Indian Ocean, and everything situated in it, belongs to itself.
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