Woody Island

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China’s South Sea fleet taking part in a drill in the Xisha Islands, or the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, in May 2016.  Photograph:   AFP/Getty Images

The Philippines has expressed “serious concern” after Chinese strategic bombers landed on islands and reefs in disputed areas of the South China Sea,(...)

The ship Tian Kun Hao being launched at a port in Qidong in China’s eastern Jiangsu province. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

In a move set to crank up regional tensions ahead of Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing, China has tested a new dredger ship, dubbed a “magic island mak(...)

An aerial view of the city of Sansha on Woody Island in the disputed Paracel chain in the South China Sea. Weddings, sea plane trips, fishing and scuba-diving are all planned for the island. Photograph: AFP/GettyImages

China is planning to promote disputed islands in the South China Sea as a tourism destination, similar to the holiday paradise of the Maldives, a high(...)

What is China doing in the South China Sea? China claims most of the South China Sea as its own, and it has territorial disputes with nearly all its n(...)

Part of the city of Sansha on the island of Yongxing, also known as Woody Island in the disputed Paracel chain. The  chain has become the flashpoint in an increasingly aggressive territorial dispute between China and Vietnam, while Taiwan also claims the islands. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

China’s People’s Liberation Army has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system on one of the disputed islands in the South China Sea, accordi(...)

In October, the US Navy sent the USS Lassen, a guided-missile destroyer, on patrol within  12 nautical miles of Subi Reef in the Spratly archipelago. China responded by accusing Washington of having a “cold war mentality”. Photograph: Evan Kenny/EPA/US Navy

Was there a more potent image in 2015 to represent China’s newfound confidence in matters of foreign policy than the satellite photograph of a land r(...)