An aerial view of the city of Sansha on Woody Island, which China calls Yongxing, in the disputed Paracel chain. Photo: AFP
An aerial view of the city of Sansha on Woody Island, which China calls Yongxing, in the disputed Paracel chain. Photo: AFP

update | China may send anti-ship missiles to disputed South China Sea to beef up defence: analysts

Air defences the main priority for Chinese forces in the region and more advanced weaponry will strengthen Beijing’s position, experts say

An aerial view of the city of Sansha on Woody Island, which China calls Yongxing, in the disputed Paracel chain. Photo: AFP
An aerial view of the city of Sansha on Woody Island, which China calls Yongxing, in the disputed Paracel chain. Photo: AFP
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