A satellite photograph of Chinese-controlled North Island in the Paracels showing building work in progress. Photo: Planet LabsA satellite photograph of Chinese-controlled North Island in the Paracels showing building work in progress. Photo: Planet Labs
A satellite photograph of Chinese-controlled North Island in the Paracels showing building work in progress. Photo: Planet Labs

China building on another disputed island in South China Sea

Satellite images show land clearing and possible preparation for a harbour at North Island in the Paracels, which are also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan

Topic |   South China Sea
A satellite photograph of Chinese-controlled North Island in the Paracels showing building work in progress. Photo: Planet LabsA satellite photograph of Chinese-controlled North Island in the Paracels showing building work in progress. Photo: Planet Labs
A satellite photograph of Chinese-controlled North Island in the Paracels showing building work in progress. Photo: Planet Labs
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