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.
总部位于华盛顿的亚洲海事透明度倡议组织密切关注南海的事态发展寿星鱼 ，中国和几个亚洲国家正是在南海存在领土主张冲突超脑小子 。该组织在周四表示重生将门风华 ，南海已经建设了机库、地下仓库、导弹掩体、雷达阵列和其他设施。
Justice For All-From Mera Bharat Mahaan-11 hours agoEvery dog has his day. In history, many countries (Romans, Spanish, Germany李珉延 , 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 agoAwaiting a tsunami for nature to strike balance
Mpraomokkapati-India-10 hours agoFinally China is the culprit / responsible for both issues. Can UN take action om China?.
Bculas-10 hours agoThe whole idea of the Korean Crisis engineered by Beijing is to distract attention from SCS
Dalit Panther-11 hours agoSCS, Doklam尼布尔坎南, 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 agoChina outsmarted US !
competing Indians-USA-8 hours agoChina 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 agoIt 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 agoMore 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 agoTime 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.
Indians read history-China-8 hours agoChina is only trying to recover its territory stolen by Westerners.
Maharaj-New Delhi-10 hours agoChina is preparing to start World War 3.
Venkateswaran-bangalore-10 hours agoIt is clear that China is keeping the world's attention on North Korea, while stealthily building up it's kingdom. The nations have fallen victims to this ply, beware.
Biranchi Acharya-10 hours agoNorth Korea is simply a mask of China. It uses NK to drive away USA from SCS.
Sriram Venkat-Chennai-11 hours agoThe affected countries must and only way to stop the chinese is Stop all the non essential imports from china.
Narendra Feku-11 hours agoChina is making these artificial islands for Modiji to have more locations to visit.... Mitrooooonnnnnnn
Matteroffact-Texas-3 hours agoNo one can stop China marching ahead, after all it's a Super-power, not a super-COWer.
Tukaram-7 hours agoIndia must fiercely oppose China's claim on South China sea.Conciliation on this account can only be possible if Chinese stance is conciliatory towards India's claim for a permanent seat in UNO, membership of NSG and declaring Hufeez Saeed as a global terrorist.
Anonymous-8 hours agoThis is the game plan of.China to keep US and all busy sorting out N Korea issues and silently grab south China sea and build military base
Gundchedilaal-10 hours agoChina needs to be eliminated, another terrorist nation in making