China Begins Construction of Sewage, Waste Facilities on South China Sea Island

27 Aug 2012 by Local Press Report

China begun building sewage and waste disposal facilities on a disputed South China Sea (West Philippines Sea) island, state media said Monday, a move likely to stoke a growing territorial row with its neighbors. The report in the China Daily came a month after Beijing enraged Vietnam by announcing the establishment of the new “capital” city of Sansha on Yongxing, one of the islands that make up the disputed Paracel chain. The paper said work had begun on sewage disposal and waste collection facilities for the island’s roughly 1,000 residents and a new military garrison that Beijing announced last month, sparking the ire of neighbors and concern in Washington...

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