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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2018 2:12 p.m. PST

"China's air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement.

"A division of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) recently organised multiple bombers such as the H-6K to conduct take-off and landing training on islands and reefs in the South China Sea in order to improve our ability to ‘reach all territory, conduct strikes at any time and strike in all directions'," it said in the statement issued on Friday.

It said the pilot of the H-6K bomber conducted assault training on a designated sea target and then carried out take-offs and landings at an airport in the area, describing the exercise as preparation for "the West Pacific and the battle for the South China Sea"…."
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Cacique Caribe Inactive Member19 May 2018 3:17 p.m. PST

You beat me to it, Tango! :)


No legal claim whatsoever but still marking that territory as theirs.

PS. Wow, China just keeps building up Woody Island! I haven't seen any Greenpeace ships blocking their dredging and buildup. Hmm. :)




Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2018 1:59 p.m. PST



Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian20 May 2018 2:31 p.m. PST

I haven't seen any Greenpeace ships blocking their dredging and buildup

What do you think they are using as a breakwater?

I suspect that the ships would "go missing" if there was an issue

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member20 May 2018 2:58 p.m. PST



SouthernPhantom22 May 2018 5:57 a.m. PST

Those "camouflaged facilities" are munitions storage bunkers.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member23 May 2018 2:55 p.m. PST



Lion in the Stars23 May 2018 7:45 p.m. PST

Honestly, concreting over the reefs is one of the biggest issues that all the bordering nations have. They rely on those reefs to grow the fish they eat, so China is starving everyone there.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member23 May 2018 7:56 p.m. PST

Exactly! They are appropriating much more than some empty waters, and with no real claim to them.


Cacique Caribe Inactive Member24 May 2018 1:06 a.m. PST


Greenpeace "warriors" have had 9 years to show up and stop or slow down the destruction of all those reefs and islands. What a no-show!

It's so easy to be an eco-warrior when your adversary has strict rules of conduct they have to abide by and won't blow you out of the water.



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