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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While pursuing diplomatic outreach toward its Southeast Asian neighbors, Beijing continued substantial construction activities on its dual-use outposts in the Spratlys and Paracel Islands,' it said.
New satellite imagery shows China has built infrastructure covering 72 acres (28 hectares) in the Spratly and Paracel islands during 2017 to equip its larger outposts to be air and naval bases.
Since 2014, China has substantially expanded its ability to monitor and project power throughout the South China Sea via the construction of dual civilian-military bases at its outposts in the disputed Spratly and Paracel islands,' Amti said.
But with none of the underlying disputes resolved and new images reviewed by Reuters showing China continuing to develop facilities on North and Tree islands in the contested Paracel islands, experts say the vital trade route remains a global flashpoint.
The Paracel Islands are contested by China, Taiwan and Vietnam while the Spratly Islands are also additionally claimed by the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei.
Navy destroyer, USS Stethem, sailed within 12 nautical miles of the disputed Triton Island of the Paracel island cluster, (https://www.
The USS Stethem sailed close to Triton Island, part of the Paracel Islands archipelago, claimed by China and others.
The USS Stethem, a guided-missile destroyer, sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, part of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, the official said.
However cumulative dose of BAC in ParaCel alone may result in damage to the superficial corneal epithelial cells11 as its effect is concentration and dose dependent.
Vietnam claims sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly archipelagos
The deep waters of the South China Basin between the Spratly and also-disputed Paracel Islands lie athwart the most direct shipping lane between northeast Asia's industrial hubs of China, Japan and South Korea, the cola and iron ore exporters of northern Australia as well as Europe and the Middle East.
Meanwhile, the Chinese Navy has been carrying out exercises near the disputed Paracel islands.