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South China Sea trade routes safe despite rows: analysts

All nations involved will ensure such a key economic lifeline is not jeopardised

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Despite territorial stand-offs between China and other nations bordering the South China Sea, analysts say governments know better than to choke off the trade shipping routes that are the lifeblood of their economies. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[MANILA] Despite territorial stand-offs between China and other nations bordering the South China Sea, analysts say governments know better than to choke off the trade shipping routes that are the lifeblood of their economies. The escalating disputes this year between China and some of its