South China Sea: Taiwan stakes its claim

Taiwan claims to have continuously occupied this postage stamp-sized island in the azure waters of the South China Sea for 60 years. But it wasn't until this week, that the government invited journalists to see the tiny place first hand.
Taiping Island, also known as Itu Aba, consists of little more than a 1,360 meter long airstrip bordered on two sides by a palm trees and white sandy beaches. But that is enough for Taiwan to make its case in the growing struggle for control of this hotly disputed body of water -- where $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes through annually.