Want China Times
By: Staff Reporter
China is seekking to create its own version of the Maldives in the disputed Paracel
Islands in the South China Sea, reports Hong Kong’s Oriental Daily.
To boost local tourism, China has already begun a series of constructions on several islands and reefs in the Crescent Group of the Paracels, which are controlled by China but also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan.
According to mainland reports, Drummond island will have a new rescue center, a fishermen settlement and infrastructure to provide wireless internet. Various types of machinery and construction equipment have already been transported to the island along with dozens of workers, reports added. [FULL STORY]