Beijing’s redefined navigational area encompasses parts of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Photo: AFPBeijing’s redefined navigational area encompasses parts of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
Beijing’s redefined navigational area encompasses parts of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP

South China Sea: Beijing reclassifies navigation area to increase control, experts say

  • Change to regulation drawn up in 1974 indicative of Beijing’s drive to bring as much of the disputed waterway under its control as possible
  • Country is facing growing criticism on the world stage over its claims to almost all of the South China Sea
Topic |   South China Sea
Beijing’s redefined navigational area encompasses parts of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Photo: AFPBeijing’s redefined navigational area encompasses parts of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
Beijing’s redefined navigational area encompasses parts of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
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