In three separate incidents over the last two months, Chinese law enforcement vessels have challenged marine research and hydrocarbon exploration activities within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea. Round One: China Squares off with Taiwan, Philippines over Marine Research The Legend, a research vessel belonging to the Taiwan Ocean Research Institute […] Continue Reading

Sand Cay, March 7, 2022
Photo:  Sand Cay, March 7, 2022

Island Tracker

Five claimants occupy nearly 70 disputed reefs and islets spread across the South China Sea. They have built more than 90 outposts on these contested features, many of which have seen expansion in recent years.

Maps of the Asia Pacific

AMTI’s interactive maps strive to provide the most complete, accurate, and up-to-date source of geospatial information on maritime Asia.