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    101 East - Standoff at Scarborough Shoal

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    The South China Sea is a strategically important and resource-rich area in Asia for trade, and believed to contain valuable oil and gas deposits. It is also a long-disputed region. As China flexes its economic and military muscle across the Asia Pacific region, 101 East asks if this escalation is a threat to peace and stability.