Nansha Islands


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Nansha Islands

 

a group of about 100 islands, cays, and coral reefs in the southeastern part of the South China Sea. They extend for approximately 500 km from southwest to northeast and have no permanent inhabitants.

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China has indisputable sovereignty of the Nansha Islands and its adjacent waters and such a move severely undermines China's sovereignty and security, and severely endangers the safety of frontline personnel of both sides," he said.
9522 act, the baselines of the territorial sea act "bill, announced will be included in the scope of its territorial waters of Nansha Islands part of a natural islands and Zhongsha only exposed surface of the Huangyan Island, and a separate submission to the United Nations for deliberation.
One of the five bases -- the Antonio Bautista Air Base on Palawan Island -- lies around 160 kilometers from the Nansha Islands, and shares a single 9,000-foot (about 2.
China's construction of civilian and public facilities on the Nansha Islands and reefs, which fall within the scope of China's sovereignty, serves not only China but also coastal nations in the South China Sea.
Hua reiterated that China's construction activities on the Nansha islands and reefs fall within the scope of China's sovereignty, which are "lawful, reasonable and justified.
According to a CNN report in May, a US surveillance aircraft received eight warnings from the Chinese navy, asking the plane to leave as it swooped over some of the islets of the Nansha Islands chain in the South China Sea.
Separately Tuesday, Chinese state media reported Tuesday that China's transport ministry started building lighthouses on two reefs in the Spratlys, which Beijing calls the Nansha Islands.
With regard to construction on the Nansha islands and reefs, this is fully within the scope of China's sovereignty," Wang told reporters, using the Chinese name for the Spratly islands.
I would like to point out that China has indisputable sovereignty over Nansha islands and adjacent waters," he said.
Using the Chinese name for the Spratly islands, she added: "China asserts indisputable sovereignty over the Nansha Islands and the adjacent waters, and China's activities on relevant islands and reefs of the Nansha Islands fall entirely within China's sovereignty and are totally justifiable.
With the development of the maritime industry, the Nansha Islands started to attract attention.
In the Tang dynasty, Chinese control extended to the Nansha Islands (the Spratly Islands).