An aerial view of Qilianyu islands in the Paracel chain, which China considers to be its territory. Photo: AFP
An aerial view of Qilianyu islands in the Paracel chain, which China considers to be its territory. Photo: AFP

Beijing marks out claims in South China Sea by naming geographical features

  • China says it is asserting its sovereignty in the disputed waters in the face of Vietnam’s ‘aggression’
  • Latest move follows establishment of new administrative structures for Paracel and Spratly islands

An aerial view of Qilianyu islands in the Paracel chain, which China considers to be its territory. Photo: AFP
An aerial view of Qilianyu islands in the Paracel chain, which China considers to be its territory. Photo: AFP
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