In 2003 while waiting for my bus, I sketch and envision a tourism gig in the Spratley islands by the Philippines.
Sadly China was ahead since it occupied most of it since 1990s and destroyed the coral life around the sea lately for expansion ambitions and military purposes. But the UN and Greenpeace did nothing.
Nothing wrong in developing a sea area but as long everyone on it EEZ, Exclusive Economic Zone shares the cake of progress NOT one country alone and threatens it with guns.
Again calling the UN for balance in the region.