Woody Island

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Chinese media: China will challenge the US in South China Sea

The following is a summary of translations from Chinese media: China’s large-scale reclamation of land on five reefs to set up military, fishing, fish farming and tourism bases in the South China Sea and construction of a school on Woody Island have given rise to quite lot of speculation amongst Western military experts. They believe … Continue reading

China arranges tourist visits to disputed Paracel Islands to force sovereignity claim

Sending fishing boats to disputed sea areas has now been a common strategy adopted by countries in claiming sovereignty over disputed islands in South and East China Seas. Now, according to the following Reuters report, China begins to adopt a new strategy of sending tourists to disputed islands and the sea areas around them: China … Continue reading

China: Major development plan for Woody Island unveiled

Beijing will spend more than 10 billion yuan (HK$12.3 billion) to upgrade military and civilian infrastructure at its settlement on Woody Island, a move likely to irk countries with competing claims in the surrounding South China Sea. Speaking at a news briefing on Friday to mark 100 days since Beijing established Sansha city, municipal government … Continue reading

China speeds up construction of Sansha City on island claimed by Philippines

Chinese authorities are speeding up construction work in Sansha, a newly formed city located on a disputed island in the West Philippine Sea. A report posted on China‘s government web portal Sunday said authorities mapped out plans for four infrastructure projects and started a housing program. The infrastructure projects include road construction, water supply and … Continue reading

China’s newest city: Sansha to build 83 low-rent apartments

Authorities in Sansha City, which was established last week on Yongxing Island in China‘s southernmost province of Hainan, have decided to build 83 low-rent apartments for its residents, the People’s Daily reported on July 30, 2012. The island is currently home to 159 people and their wooden houses are vulnerable to harsh weather. The new … Continue reading


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