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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Earlier this year, tourism officials had tested a cruise to Yongxing, which is the main island in the Xisha island chain.
Titled "Time to teach those around South China Sea a lesson", the author started with reminding Vietnam of having been "hammered by China in the 1974 Xisha Island [Paracel Islands] Battle and later the Sino-Vietnamese War in 1979.
In late 1975, a new territorial map of the reunited North and South Vietnam was released which included (for the first time) the Nansha and Xisha Island Groups.
China has not formally confirmed the deployment of HQ 9 anti-aircraft missiles on Woody Island - known as Yongxing Island by China - in the Paracels or Xisha island chain, as reported Tuesday by Fox News and later confirmed by officials in the U.
The oil rig deployed off the Paracel Islands by China Oilfield Services has sparked clashes between Chinese and Vietnamese boats and anti-China protests in Vietnam, as both countries claim the islands, known as Xisha Island in China, and surrounding waters.
He said the main purpose was to deal with Vietnamese fishing boats operating in waters near Yonxing Islands in the Paracels, which China calls the Xisha Island.
A first round of special environmental funding worth one million yuan was set aside for exploration of the newly confirmed world's deepest underwater sinkhole, or blue hole, in the Xisha Islands.
Both the Declaration of the Government of the People's Republic of China on the Territorial Sea and the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone expressly provide that the territory of the People's Republic of China includes, among others, the Dongsha Islands, the Xisha Islands, the Zhongsha Islands and the Nansha Islands.
There are whispers that by sending its warships into the territorial waters of China's Xisha Islands (within 12 nautical miles of Zhongjian Island in the Xisha archipelago) the United States is trying to divide and rule: to revive a dormant dispute between Taiwan and China.
by Reuters Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy patrol at Woody Island, in the Paracel Archipelago, which is known in China as the Xisha Islands, January 29, 2016.
to stir up trouble over the Xisha islands," and "trick Vietnam into taking actions.