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China to transfer right of developing uninhabited islands to entities, individuals

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The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) of China on Friday issued a statement on its website, saying the country will be transferring the right of developing uninhabited islands to entities or individuals from 2019.

"A system featuring environmental protection, clear rights and responsibilities and economic benefits should be set up by 2020," the statement said.

"Entities and individuals need to give priority to environmental protection while developing the uninhabited islands for economic benefit.

"The policy will be implemented first in east China's Zhejiang Province and south China's Guangdong Province," it added.


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