Scarborough Shoal or Scarborough Reef, also known as Huangyan Island (simplified Chinese: 黄岩岛; traditional Chinese: 黃岩島; pinyin: Huángyán Dǎo) or Panatag Shoal (Filipino: Kulumpol ng Panatag), is located between the Macclesfield Bank and Luzon Island of the Philippines in the South China Sea. It is more correctly described as a group of rocks or very small islands plus reefs in an atoll shape, rather than as a shoal.
Scarborough Shoal is a disputed territory claimed by the People's Republic of China, Republic of China (Taiwan), and the Philippines. The shoal's status is often discussed in conjunction with other territorial disputes in the South China Sea such as those involving the Spratley Islands or the separate Paracel Islands.
The shoal was named after the East India Company tea-trade ship Scarborough which was wrecked on one of its rocks on 12 September 1784 with all lives lost.
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... and the People's Republic of China both claim the Scarborough Shoal or Panatag Shoal or Huangyan Island (黄岩岛), nearest to the island of Luzon, located in the ...
... claims that its sovereignty claim for the shoal is based on the juridical criteria established by public international law on the lawful methods for the ... and Natural Resources has conducted scientific, topographic and marine studies in the shoal, while Filipino fishermen regularly use it as fishing ground and have always considered it their own ... the name Bajo de Masinloc (translated as "under Masinloc") itself identifies the shoal as a particular political subdivision of the Philippine Province of Zambales, known as ...
... The Scarborough Shoal (Panatag Shoal), located west of Palauig, Zambales, are claimed by the Philippines, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China ... The Philippines bases its claim on its close proximity of the Scarborough Shoal to the Philippines ... It also says that the Scarborough Shoal is within the Filipino Exclusive Economic Zone and argues terra nullius ...
... Chinese vessels to fish in disputed areas including Scarborough Shoal and waters in the vicinity of Philippine-occupied Spratly islands ... are arrested in the Sulu Sea (an internal sea within the Philippines), with some apprehended in Scarborough Shoal ... Palawan or Zamboanga City whichever is nearer if in Scarborough Shoal, to Subic, Zambales ...
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