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‘China’s southernmost school’ opens on contested South China Sea island with a class of 29 new students

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
he island that is home to the school is part of a chain that is also claimed by Vietnam, but China has moved around 1,400 soldiers, staff and their families there as part of its broader effort to assert sovereignty over the disputed region.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.