An administration office building on the island called Yongxing by the Chinese
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China to build school on disputed Paracel Islands

Chinese authorities have announced plans to build a school in the disputed Paracel Islands, boosting the country's presence in waters also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam.

China has been building up a settlement there for two years. The school is expected to serve just 40 children, whose parents all work on the tiny island.

Last month, Chinese and Vietnamese ships clashed over a drilling rig that China has placed near the islands.

Michael Bristow reports.

  • 16 Jun 2014
  • From the section Asia
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