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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2018 9:46 p.m. PST

…an island.

"China's frenzied reclamation projects in the South China Sea have dramatically changed reefs and islets in the hotly contested waters.

Fiery Cross Reef known also as Northwest Investigator Reef and Yongshu Reef to the Chinese ballooned from a group of scattered reefs in the Spratly Islands to a 2.8-square-kilometer fortification, which is now reportedly the third largest island in the vast waters.

In a year-end feature, Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television aired rare aerial footage of Fiery Cross Reef, which has been transformed into a big island dominated by a 3,125-meter runway, long enough for H-6K strategic bombers to land…."


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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2018 5:13 a.m. PST

Lol. They're openly bragging about it. Geesh.

They know it's way too late for anyone to do anything about it, even if they had the guts to oppose China. They should have been stopped when they first began the dredging operations to make all those artificial islands back in 2012.

PS. "Frenzied"? Are people just now waking up from a coma or something? They've had 5 years.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2018 3:17 p.m. PST



Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2018 11:29 a.m. PST

They did an incredible work threre… have to admit that!.


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 12:06 p.m. PST

And at a small fraction of the cost and time it would have taken the West to do, even if we were able to overcome all the environmental and public opinion hurdles the West adheres to.


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