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Tiny island at heart of S China sea dispute

4 December 2013 Last updated at 00:01 GMT

Tiny islands in the South China Sea have become a potential global flashpoint.

China, Taiwan and Vietnam are among the nations laying claim to often small, uninhabited islands.

A separate dispute in the East China Sea has led to increased tensions in the region

Humphrey Hawksley is the first international journalist to be given access to Dongsha island, which is under Taiwanese control