Sansha, part of Hainan province, was established on Woody Island by the Chinese government in 2012. Photo: Handout Sansha, part of Hainan province, was established on Woody Island by the Chinese government in 2012. Photo: Handout
Sansha, part of Hainan province, was established on Woody Island by the Chinese government in 2012. Photo: Handout

US-China relations

Beijing plans ‘strategic service and logistics base’ on Woody Island, two islets in South China Sea

  • Sansha city says it held a meeting on the development which would follow though on a central government directive
  • It came after US challenge in the region and criticism of ‘China’s illegal island-building in international waterways’

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Sansha, part of Hainan province, was established on Woody Island by the Chinese government in 2012. Photo: Handout Sansha, part of Hainan province, was established on Woody Island by the Chinese government in 2012. Photo: Handout
Sansha, part of Hainan province, was established on Woody Island by the Chinese government in 2012. Photo: Handout
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