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3 Jul 1938

China
  • French colonial troops of Vietnamese ethnicity occupied the Paracel Islands (Chinese: Xisha Islands) in the South China Sea. China and Japan both protested the occupation. ww2dbase [Paracel Islands | CPC]
4 Apr 1939

China
  • Japanese troops occupied the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. They were to be declared a Japanese protectorate. ww2dbase [Paracel Islands | CPC]

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