While focus is on North Korea, Beijing continues South China Sea buildup
WASHINGTON: Tensions over China's island-building in the South China Sea may have eased in the past year, but Beijing has kept busy.
New satellite imagery shows China has built infrastructure covering 72 acres (28 hectares) in the Spratly and Paracel islands during 2017 to equip its larger outposts to be air and naval bases.
The Washington-based Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative closely tracks developments in the South China Sea, where China and several Asian governments have conflicting territorial claims. It said on Thursday there has been construction of hangars, underground storage, missile shelters, radar arrays and other facilities.
Justice For All-From Mera Bharat Mahaan-11 hours ago
Every dog has his day. In history, many countries (Romans, Spanish, Germany, French, British) rose to dizzying heights, only to be later crashed on the rocks by the waves of time. --- Today China is getting heady with its weaponry and economic might, but like all others, who at their times appeared invincible, China too will one day get consigned to dust of history.
Office Of Papu-11 hours ago
Awaiting a tsunami for nature to strike balance
Mpraomokkapati-India-10 hours ago
Finally China is the culprit / responsible for both issues. Can UN take action om China?.
Bculas-10 hours ago
The whole idea of the Korean Crisis engineered by Beijing is to distract attention from SCS
Dalit Panther-11 hours ago
SCS, Doklam, Gwadar, China is one the move everywhere. Feku brags about one measly French Submarine built after ten years, while China''s Dalian Shipyard alone is building 1 Aircraft Carrier Plus 5 Destroyers SIMULTANEOUSLY.
Hridoy-11 hours ago
China outsmarted US !
competing Indians-USA-8 hours ago
China builds quietly with swift actions and results for all the world to see. India builds LOUDLY with BIG mouths but nothing to show.
Dilip Kumar-10 hours ago
It was a game plan of China-Russia to engage US with North Korea Issue and at the same time use time opportunities to built up its goal by China in South China Sea and Russia engage itself in Middle East matters to make nexus....
Anonymous-10 hours ago
More than China it is the countries in scs area that are to be blamed. Thay refuse to take a united stand and expect US and others to fight their battles. China has cleverly used bribe and power to keep them divided to carry on its unholy expansion.
Apurba Putatunda-10 hours ago
Time is great and nobody is as great as time. Time will teach everybody a lesson one day. So China, please wait for that day, which is coming soon, to teach you the lesson that such and such is the result of your hatred to mankind.