Chinese government starts building a school in disputed island

The Chinese government started building a school at Yongxing (Woody) Island in Sansha city a disputed island on Paracel Islands. The move from China further pushes the Chinese claim over virtually the entire South China Sea including Paracel and Spratly Islands.

Said school will cater to approximately 40 children of Sansha city that has a thousand population. The construction has a budget of USD5.8 million, as reported by Xinhua. Completion time is expected to be in a year and a half.

Sansha city was unilaterally made into city by China last July 2012 to govern the South China Sea which include the Spratly Islands, the Paracel Islands and the Macclesfield Bank.


The city’s seat Yongxing (Woody) Island has several facilities including a small airport, sea port, medical clinic, supermarket, observatory, and post office. The airport is said to be capable of landing PLA aircrafts.

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