Paracel Islands

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Paracel Islands

(ˌpærəˈsɛl)
n
(Placename) a group of uninhabited islets and reefs in the N South China Sea, the subject of territorial claims by China and Vietnam. Compare Spratly Islands
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According to the bureau statement, the fishermen s two boats were loaded with 25 kilograms of explosives and other tools for dynamite fishing when they were found near the Paracel Islands -- Hoang Sa in Vietnamese and Xisha in Chinese -- on March 4.
He affirmed that Viet Nam s standpoint on its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes and the East Sea is unchanged and unchangeable.
The Paracel islands, known as the Hoang Sa Islands in Vietnamese and as the Xisha Islands in Chinese, are located roughly midway from the coastlines of Vietnam and China.
Conversion contractor Keppel Shipyard is no stranger to Vietnam's oil and gas scene having built structures including the 1200-tonne floating crane Hoang Sa, which was followed by the nation's first jack-up rig.