Trouble at Sea: Natuna Islands and Claims of Sovereignty
Major confrontation on the cusp of the South China Sea hit headlines again last month as dozens of Chinese fishing vessels entered waters off the Natuna Islands, which falls within Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
While tensions have eased over the resource rich waters, Chinese claims of sovereign rights within the jurisdiction threaten to escalate the situation.
On December 30th friction reached boiling point as Indonesian warships and supersonic fighter aircrafts known as F-16 fighter jets were dispatched to patrol the territory...
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