Sansha

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Etymology 1[edit]

From the Hanyu Pinyin romanziation of the Mandarin Chinese pronunciation for 三沙 (Sānshā, literally “three sands”), from its three component areas of 中沙 (Zhōngshā, literally “central sand (Zhongsha)”), 南沙 (Nánshā, literally “south sand (Nansha)”), and 西沙 (Xīshā, literally “west sand (Xisha)”).

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Sansha

  1. A prefecture-level city of Hainan, China. [from 21st c.]
    • 2009, Jacques, Martin, When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order[1], New York: Penguin Press, →ISBN, OCLC 423217571, page 294:
      In 2007 Beijing established the new Sansha municipality in Hainan Province, which has jurisdiction over three islets that Vietnam claims in the Spratly and Paracel archipelagos. This led to large-scale protest demonstrations outside the Chinese embassy in Hanoi.
    • 2014 June, Clarence J. Bouchat, The Paracel Islands and U.S. Interests and Approaches in the South China Sea[2], Carlisle, PA: United States Army War College Press, →ISBN, OCLC 884513670, page 42:
      As recently as June 2012, Vietnam passed a maritime law reasserting its sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly Islands and delimiting its maritime claims for both.²²⁰ On the same day, in response to this challenge to its claimed sovereignty, China upgraded the status of Sansha City. Vietnam and the Philippines expectedly protested but, unusually, so did the United States.²²¹
    • 2020, Kerry K. Gershaneck, Political Warfare: Strategies for Combating China’s Plan to “Win without Fighting”[3], Quantico, VA: Marine Corps University Press, →ISBN, LCCN 2020032647, OCLC 1178868634, page 20:
      The PRC has also used lawfare to bolster its territorial claims in the South China Sea by designating the village of Sansha, located on the disputed Paracel Islands, as a Hainan Prefecture in an attempt to extend PRC control far into the region.
    • 2020 April 19, “Vietnam protests Beijing's expansion in disputed South China Sea”, in Reuters[4], archived from the original on 20 April 2020:
      On Saturday it said it had established an administrative district on the Paracel islands and another on the Spratly islands. The two districts are under the control of China’s Sansha city, according to China Global Television Network.
      “The establishment of the so-called Sansha City and related activities seriously violated Vietnam’s sovereignty,” Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said in a statement.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Sansha.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Mandarin 三沙 (Sānshā) Wade–Giles romanization: San¹-sha¹.

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Sansha

  1. A town in Xiapu, Ningde, Fujian, China [from 20th c.]
    • 1945 May, Notes on the China Coast[5], volume XIV, number 5, OCLC 1554305, page 22:
      Sansha Bay, 62 miles north of Foochow, is one of the good harbors on the China coast. It has deep water and is surrounded on all sides by steep precipices.
    • 1963, Summary of World Broadcasts: The Far East Weekly Supplement[6], number 3, British Broadcasting Corporation Monitoring Service, OCLC 243895394, page 30:
      Shelter port on Fukien coast The Sansha [phonetic] storm shelter port in Hsiapu County, Fukien, was completed in September after several years' work.
    • 1979, Daily Report: People's Republic of China[7], number 12-22, ISSN 0892-0141, OCLC 1113433:
      In order to receive the Taiwan fishermen compatriots, the Fujian Provincial Revolutionary Committee in early 1978 formally established these reception stations at the four fishing ports of Sansha in Xiapu [Hsiapu],[...]The Sansha reception station in Xiapu received 12 Taiwan fishing boats in 1978 and everytime helped repair the boats and engines, provided fuel and drinking water and purchased grain, meat, vegetables and other foods before they departed.
    • 2015, Jianhui Gao (高坚辉), Stories from Fujian, China[8], →ISBN, OCLC 938791355:
      I once went to the farther north coast of Fujian Province, our province's northeast part, Sansha Town of Xiapu County, (三沙镇,霞浦县) where, off the coast, the sea water in some place is bluer than it is here. At that time in Sansha Town, after I saw the blue water and an islet which emerges from the blue sea, so bleak, so solitary that I dreamed a fantastic dream at night: I was like a fish in the deep, unfathomable blue.
    • 2020 August 4, “Typhoon Hagupit hits east China and heads towards Shanghai”, in South China Morning Post[9], archived from the original on 04 August 2020:
      Boats are moored to take shelter in waters off Sansha town in Xiapu county in southeastern China's Fujian province on Monday.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Sansha.
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