Satellite Images Suggest China Building Is Third Airstrip in South China Sea

Posted In News
Sep
15

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Sand barges, Hong Kong. Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care

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China appears to building a third airstrip in disputed waters in the South China Sea, according to new satellite images analyzed by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

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