yup and that's why the island is named Taiping, named after that ''american'' made warship that re-established control over the island after WW2. and what a travesty that the obama administration tried to bully Ma yingjeou to abandon his plans to visit the island.Specifically this is a monument to the ROCS Taiping which re-established ROC control over the island after WW2.
Guys, we have a separate thread about the SCS Strategy of other nations (Not the PRC). Please take the discussion about Vietnam to that thread.Any information on how many years Vietnam wasted on the Cornwallis South Reef reclamation?.
I can definitely see myself sunbathing on one of these islands. All they need is some fancy hotels and that's about it. I wonder how their beaches are...A couple of pictures of Yongxing Island preparing for the Spring Festival, a.k.a. Chinese New Year. Yongxing Island is in the Paracel Island group.
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Red lanterns on a street in Yongxing Island.
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Workers placing red flowers in front of a government building in Yongxing Island.