China begins building school on Yongxing island - that has disputed ownership with Vietnam
Sunday 15 June 2014
China has begun building a school on an island in the South China Sea which is also claimed by Vietnam. The school will serve the children of military personnel and others at the outpost which was created two years ago.
China established Sansha – which Beijing designates a “city” and has a permanent population of 1,443 – on tiny Yongxing island to administer hundreds of thousands of square miles of potential oil-rich waters.
Vietnam, the Philippines and the United States criticised China for establishing Sansha, saying it risked escalating regional tensions.
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