January 27, 2014
Why Is the U.S. Helping China Find Oil?
Adam Pasick, Quartz
The Associated Press
If the group finds oil deposits, as a previous research expedition did in the late 1990s, it will raise the diplomatic stakes for the countries vying for control of the South China Sea waterways and islands, such as the Spratleys and Paracels.
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