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Monday, February 23, 2015

China Builds Fortress in the Sea 

China has built an island fortress on a disputed reef, raising concerns over their military ambitions in the South China Sea.

Satellite images show that an artificial island with two piers, a helipad and a cement plant has appeared within the past nine months at Hughes Reef in the Spratly Islands.

China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and Brunei have all registered claims to the territory, leading to increased military tensions recently.

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Anonymous said...

What's happened to North Korea? They haven't been in the news for weeks now.

Anonymous said...

It's surmised that this new island will be the site of more Chinese anti-submarine warfare helicopters and listening equipment.