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19 Nov 2020 5:37 a.m. PST
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Wolfhag Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2020 8:10 p.m. PST

"Yet not everything is going China's way," The Economist added. "Rumors suggest the new islands' concrete is crumbling and their foundations turning to sponge in a hostile climate. And that is before considering what a direct hit from a super-typhoon might do."

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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2020 1:50 a.m. PST

Apparently, you can't make decent concrete with salt water. I imagine the Chinese should know that if I do, but perhaps they tried to make them on the cheap, instead of supplying lots of needed fresh water for their structures.


That is a terrible shame.

I hope the fish and other creatures can take advantage of the new reef structures.

StarCruiser19 Nov 2020 7:48 a.m. PST

The Romans did – 2000 years ago… Some old Roman harbors are still in use.

I guess CHINA can't!

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa19 Nov 2020 8:15 a.m. PST

I did wonder if something like this would happen. They did it very quick. Wonder if the use of the blimp is subtle admission that there are problems with any conventional runway facilities?

Zephyr119 Nov 2020 9:56 p.m. PST

IIRC the 'secret' to Roman concrete was using volcanic ash in the mix.
I wonder how many of those Chinese contractors are going to be given gift cement overshoes by their gov't…

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