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China establishes newest city on disputed island

Raising the ante in the disputed South China Sea, China on Tuesday announced setting up of an establishment in its newest city on a small island that is also claimed by Vietnam. 
   Beijing announced the formation of the new city Sansha and elected Xiao Jie (51) as its first mayor on the island. China's Central Television aired the ceremony of formal takeover by the new mayor live. The step comes close on the heels of the country's powerful Central Military Authority approving the deployment of the military garrison in the new town, which is 13 hours by boat from the mainland. China has also docked four surveillance naval ships off the Sansha's coast to patrol the South China Sea. In speeches, the new mayor and other top party officials trumpeted Sansha's important role in protecting China's sovereignty. The State Council, or China's cabinet, in June approved the establishment of Sansha, a prefectural-level city in South China's Hainan province to administer the Xisha, Zhongsha and Nansha islands and the surrounding waters in the South China Sea


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