China Operates Daily Charter Flights to “Capital” of Disputed South China Sea Island

A destroyed land bridge (top) is seen in this view of a North Island, near Tree Island and Woody Island in the Paracel chain, in the South China Sea November 14, 2016 in this Planet Labs handout

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : China further aggravated its territorial dispute with Vietnam in the South China Sea a.k.a. West Sea by launching daily charter flights to Woody Island and Beijing’s “administrative capital” in the South China Sea. A destroyed land bridge (top) is seen in this view of a North Island, near Tree Island and More...

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