Hsisha

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Hsisha

 

(also Hsishach’üntao, Paracel Islands), a group of coral islands and reefs in the South China Sea, located southeast of Hainan Tao. The islands have coconut groves and deposits of guano. Natural resources include pearls, coral, and trepangs. There is also seasonal fishing.

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