Territorial disputes are an inevitable aspect of political geography. One of the most contentious regions in the world is the South China Sea. We've been researching a blog for this on and off for a few months, but recently we found a succuint videographic by The Economist that actually makes it understandable. The islands and atolls may seem insignificant at first blush - but not when you consider that they are located amidst potentially rich oil and gas sea reserves, in one of the business sea-trade routes in the world.
We've just launched a new 30-question quiz on Asia bodies of water. Seeing as the South China Sea dispute has been in the news so much lately, it is good to know where it is, if you don't already know. That will get you one point - can you get the other 29?