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Upgrade set to boost island chains

By Hu Yongqi and Wu Wencong from Beijing and Huang Yiming from Haikou ( China Daily ) Updated: 2012-07-02 07:49:30

Upgrade set to boost island chains

Clockwise: Yongxing Island, part of the Xisha Islands, has government buildings and banks. Sansha city will replace the county-level administration office on Yongxing as the center for the Xisha, Nansha and Zhongsha islands. Residents have been fishing the waters around Sansha since 1681. Residents have been fishing in the waters around the island for several hundred years. Meng Fulin / for China Daily Hou Jiansen / Xinhua Liu Wei / for China Daily

Upgrade set to boost island chains

Sansha city will become a major administrative center in the South China Sea. Hu Yongqi and Wu Wencong report from Beijing and Huang Yiming from Haikou.

Upgrade set to boost island chains

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