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BEIJING, April 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese people first discovered and named the South China Sea islands, and successive Chinese governments exercised sovereignty and jurisdiction over the islands.

Following is a summary of written history regarding Chinese people's navigation and fishing activities in the South China Sea, and historical evidence that the region has long been part of China.

Documents from the Qin Dynasty (221-207 BC) wrote about sailing and fishing activities of its people in the region.

In the ""Book of the Han,"" Han Dynasty historian Ban Gu (AD 32-92) wrote that Emperor Wu sent envoys to Southeast Asian countries, who traveled to their destinations via sea and their routes of course involved the South China Sea.

Ancient Chinese fishermen and seafarers gave names to various islands in the South China Sea based on their prominent landscape features. Such names include Shanhuzhou (coral reef) and Ruluozhou (conch-shaped reef).

With navigation activities becoming more frequent in the South China Sea, Chinese people of later dynasties had better knowledge of the region and during the Song Dynasty (AD 960-1279) they referred to islands in the South China Sea generally as qianli changsha, wanli shitang, wanli changsha, meaning sandbanks and reefs that stretches thousands of miles. And these general names were also adopted by people from today's Thailand and Vietnam in their travels to China, according to history records.

In the past few centuries, Chinese governments further exercised effective control of the islands in the South China Sea.

In 1909, a naval commander of the Qing Dynasty (AD 1644-1911) named Li Zhun led a 170-strong contingent to the Xisha Islands to map the region. They surveyed and named 15 islands there, and announced those names publicly.

Between 1934 and 1948, the Chinese government for three times published island names and issued updated maps of the South China Sea.

In April 1983, the Chinese government published a list of 287 standard names for some of the Chinese islands and reefs in the South China Sea.

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PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan, April 27 (Xinhua) -- Four Taliban militants were killed and 12 others injured as clash erupted in Dand-e-Shahabudin district of the northern Baghlan province, 160 km north of Kabul on Wednesday, police spokesman in the province Zabihullah Sheja said.

""Four Taliban rebels have been killed and 12 others injured since the eruption of fighting in Dand-e-Shahabudin district early today,"" Sheja told reporters here.

The official, however, didn't say if there were casualties on the side of security personnel.

Meantime, Zabihullah Mujahid who claims to speak for the Taliban outfit in contact with media, besides confirming clash in Dand-e-Shahabudin, claimed capturing a bazaar and inflicting casualties on security personnel in the neighboring Dahna-e-Ghori district.

Dand-e-Shahabudin district has been changed hands for few times since February this year.


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Seehofer demanded the freezing of all payments which Turkey isdue to receive from the European Union (EU) as an accessioncandidate until 2020. This would amount to roughly 4 billion euros.Schulz supported the initiative of his political rival which hedescribed as a "concrete measure which can be takenimmediately."

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reacted with dismay tosuch threats, rejecting German meddling into the interior affairsof his country.

The Turkish government had previously caused outrage in Germanylast week by arresting German human rights activist PeterSteudtner.

The German Foreign Office reacted by warning tourists toexercise "heightened caution" on vacation in Turkey while FinanceMinister Wolfgang Schaeuble likened random arrests in Turkey topractices witnessed in former East Germany.

Additionally Ricardo Quaresma Portugal Jersey , German officials said they would re-assessfinancial aid Turkey receives both from Germany and the EU.

Steinmeier voiced the belief that it was important for theGerman government to send clear signals to Turkey which hedescribed as a "question of self-respect for our country." It hadalso been necessary for the Federal Government to address the 3million residents of Turkish origin who live in Germany.

Earlier, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel addressed thatgroup in an open letter published in German and Turkish languagesin which he had sought to express Germany's appreciation for theircontribution as citizens.

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