- Woody Island, South China Sea
Woody Island (zh-stp|s=永兴岛|t=永興島|p=Yǒngxīng Dǎo; Vietnamese: Đảo Phú Lâm) is one of the
Paracel Islandsin the South China Sea. It is occupied by the People's Republic of Chinaand also claimed by the Republic of Chinaand Vietnam.
It has no indigenous inhabitants. There is a Chinese Emergency rescue center on the island served by an artificial harbor and an airfield with a 2350 meter runway.
Woody Island was marked in
Nguyen dynastyof Vietnam maps. King Gia Long (1762 - 1820) sent a group of military and civil personnel to the island. When the French invaded Vietnam in 19th century, they sent French and Vietnamese soldiers to guard the island.In 1946, 4 warships of Republic of Chinaoccupied the island. On January 17, 1947, the warship Le Tonkinois of France regained control of the island from Republic of China. After the failure of the French in Indochina, The People's Republic of Chinaoccupied the island in 1956. They remained the control of the island until now
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&z=14&ll=16.833543,112.343187&spn=0.028918,0.059824&t=k&om=1 Satellite image of Woody Island by Google Maps]
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