Graphic: Sea of troubles

Fights over ownership of islands, economic zones, shing grounds and rights of navigation plague the South China  Sea. With US$5 trillion (S$6.7 trillion) worth of trade passing through it every year, the strategic waterway has  also become a geopolitical tussle between the United States and China.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 04, 2016, with the headline ''. Subscribe