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

Topic |   South China Sea
An aerial view of Qilianyu islands in the Paracel chain, which China considers to be its territory. Photo: AFPAn 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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