Legend:

Tribunal to rule whether these are rocks which, unlike islands, do not have rights to exclusive economic zones.

Tribunal to rule whether these are low-tide elevations (LTEs) that generate no maritime zones of their own.

Tribunal to rule whether these are low-tide elevations (LTEs) that generate no maritime zones of their own but their low-water line may be used in measuring territorial sea (TS) of neighbouring islands.

Tribunal in April allowed written evidence from a government-linked Taiwanese group pressing Taiwan’s position that Itu Aba is a life-sustaining island entitled to an EEZ.

Manila

Scarborough Shoal

CHINA

TAIWAN

CLAIMS

Brunei

China

PHILIPPINES

Malaysia

VIETNAM

Philippines

Vietnam

BRUNEI

Area shown

MALAYSIA

South China

Sea

Subi Reef

McKennan Reef

Itu Aba

Mischief Reef

Gaven Reef

Second

Thomas

Shoal

Fiery Cross

Reef

Johnson Reef

Cuarteron Reef

Sources: CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW (NUS), COUNCIL ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS, AFP STRAITS TIMES GRAPHICS

Legend:

Tribunal to rule whether these are rocks which, unlike islands, do not have rights to exclusive economic zones.

Tribunal to rule whether these are low-tide elevations (LTEs) that generate no maritime zones of their own.

Tribunal to rule whether these are low-tide elevations (LTEs) that generate no maritime zones of their own but their low-water line may be used in measuring territorial sea (TS) of neighbouring islands.

Tribunal in April allowed written evidence from a government-linked Taiwanese group pressing Taiwan’s position that Itu Aba is a life-sustaining island entitled to an EEZ.

CLAIMS

Brunei

Philippines

Vietnam

China

Malaysia

CHINA

TAIWAN

PHILIPPINES

Manila

VIETNAM

Scarborough

Shoal

BRUNEI

Area shown

MALAYSIA

South China

Sea

Subi Reef

McKennan Reef

Itu Aba

Mischief Reef

Gaven Reef

Johnson Reef

Second

Thomas Shoal

Fiery Cross

Reef

Cuarteron Reef

Sources: CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW (NUS),

COUNCIL ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS, AFP

STRAITS TIMES GRAPHICS

Legend:

Tribunal to rule whether these are rocks which, unlike islands, do not have rights to exclusive economic zones.

Tribunal to rule whether these are low-tide elevations (LTEs) that generate no maritime zones of their own.

Tribunal to rule whether these are low-tide elevations (LTEs) that generate no maritime zones of their own but their low-water line may be used in measuring territorial sea (TS) of neighbouring islands.

Tribunal in April allowed written evidence from a government-linked Taiwanese group pressing Taiwan’s position that Itu Aba is a life-sustaining island entitled to an EEZ.

CLAIMS

Brunei

Philippines

Vietnam

China

Malaysia

CHINA

TAIWAN

PHILIPPINES

VIETNAM

BRUNEI

Area shown

MALAYSIA

Manila

Scarborough

Shoal

South China

Sea

Subi

Reef

McKennan Reef

Mischief Reef

Itu Aba

Second

Thomas

Shoal

Gaven

Reef

Fiery

Cross

Reef

Johnson Reef

Cuarteron Reef

Sources:

CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW (NUS),

COUNCIL ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS, AFP

STRAITS TIMES GRAPHICS