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China to regain control half of Heixiazi island
Updated: 2008-10-13 15:02

An undated file photo of a church on Heixiazi Island (Bolshoi Ussuriysky Island) at the confluence of Heilongjiang River and Wusulijiang River that serve as a natural border between China and Russia. China will restore sovereign control over half of Heixiazi Island from Russia from October 14, 2008 after the two countries jointly unveil a stone monument on the Island. Heixiazi Island was occupied by the former Soviet Union during a 1929 border skirmish. [CFP]

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