The Spratly Islands contain almost no significant arable land, have no indigenous inhabitants, and very few of the islands have a permanent drinkable water supply.
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What seem to be Chinese dredging vehicles, in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, in an image from a surveillance video. Credit United States Navy
The Spratly Islands consist of more than 100 small islands or reefs surrounded by rich fishing grounds - and potentially by gas and oil deposits.
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What can the Spratly Islands have to offer? Combined, they barely have 4 square kilometers of land spread out in over 450,000 square kilometers of sea.
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Foreign Correspondent's Eric Campbell visits the Spratly Islands, where a group of Filipino marines on a rusting ship hold out against the might of the Chinese navy.
Washington sends bold signal to Beijing by flying hi-tech surveillance jet over Spratly Islands, ... China warns U.S. jet away from disputed islands. Comment;