Great Wall Of Sand: Chinese Mischief at Mischief Reef

Great Wall Of Sand: Chinese Mischief at Mischief Reef

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Land reclamation, Hong Kong, South China Sea. Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care

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In recent years, China has laid claim to the South China Sea with increasing fierceness, challenging the counterclaims of neighboring states and confronting their fishing boats on the open water.

But new satellite photos have provided the most dramatic evidence yet of just how aggressively China is acting to establish a sphere of influence in the South China Sea and reduce the possibility of a diplomatic resolution of the territorial disputes there…

Read Full Article “Chinese Mischief at Mischief Reef,” The New York times

“Great Wall Of Sand: China Builds Islands In Contested Waters,” NPR

US Navy: Beijing creating a ‘great wall of sand’ in South China Sea, Guardian UK
China is “creating a great wall of sand” through land reclamation in the South China Sea, causing serious concerns about its territorial intentions, the commander of the US Pacific fleet said…

China mounts detailed defense of South China Sea reclamation, Reuters
China on Thursday sketched out plans for the islands it is creating in the disputed South China Sea, saying they would be used for military defense as well as to provide civilian services that would benefit other countries…

China’s island Factory, BBC News(09-09-2014)
New islands are being made in the disputed South China Sea by the might of the Chinese state. But a group of marooned Filipinos on a rusting wreck is trying to stand in the way…

China defends land reclamation on disputed islands, The Korea Herald

Satellite Images: Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

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