At 1st glance many people who observed the Huangyan Island cannot believe China and Philippines would fight over such a small Island. Huangyan is so small only a handful of people could fit on it at one time. So why is it 2 major countries think Huangyan is worthy a major war? To understand whats at stake you must look past the Huangyan Island and into the surrounding area. The waters around the Huangyan Island are ripe with fresh fish making it a hotspot for Filipino and China fisherman and fishing companies to make alot of money. Also China's scientist have found evidence of large amounts of Oil. Combine the potential of Oil and the vast amount of fishing prospect's and now the Huangyan Island are worth far more than meets the eye. For China its a gold mine that will help it grow thier dynasty. For the Philippines and filipino it means new found economic grow, which is sorely needed for the Philippine people. Who do you think has the right to the island?