China builds cities in the disputed South China Sea (SCS) territory. The city is 1,700 times the size of New York.
Quoted from detikTravel Bloomberg, Monday (22/2/2021), the new Chinese-made city was named Shansa. Its area, reaches 800,000 square miles while the area of New York is 468.19 square miles.
Most of Sansha City is a sea area. These include the Paracel Islands and the Spratly Islands or Nansha Islands. The Paracel Islands have been in dispute until recently claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan. The Spratly Islands are claimed to belong to Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam.
Paracel Island is a collection of 130 small coral islands and coral reefs in the northwestern part of the South China Sea. These islands are so rich in marine biota. It is said that the island’s wealth is remarkable with its huge energy reserves potential.
Meanwhile, the Spratly Islands are thought to have huge deposits of gas and petroleum. In addition, the island is strategic as a military defense post.
The city center is on Woody Island, one of the islands in Paracel. Once, Woody Island was an outpost but remote, now it is a bustling hub of activity, “said the report written by China expert Zachary Haver for the China War College Institute of Maritime Studies.
“The island now offers expanded port infrastructure, seawater desalination and sewage treatment facilities, new public housing, a functioning justice system, 5G network coverage, schools and regular charter flights to and from the mainland,” read another.
In addition, Sansha is also reportedly developing efforts to attract tourists and several companies to open branches in the archipelago, cultivate aquaculture, and develop long-term housing, “he continued.
China calls Sansha a prefecture-level city, which on the mainland has administrative units, ranging from city centers, small towns and villages.
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(fem / ddn)
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