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Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:47 pm

Aerial photographs obtained by Inquirer.net from a source show that China is almost finished transforming seven reefs claimed by the Philippines in the Spratly archipelago into island fortresses, in a bid to dominate the heavily disputed South China Sea.

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Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:49 pm

China is concentrating on civil - not military - construction on islands in the South China Sea and will expand land reclamation, Chinese experts said on Monday.

"Most of the construction on islands in the South China Sea were completed in 2015 and the pace then slowed. Civilian facility construction is the major focus of the South China Sea islands building and the portion of defense deployment is relatively small," Chen Xiangmiao, a research fellow at the National Institute for the South China Sea, told the Global Times.

China has almost finished transforming seven reefs in the South China Sea into "island fortresses," and the move is to "dominate" the South China Sea, according to an exclusive report published in the Philippine newspaper the Inquirer on Sunday.

The size of some South China Sea islands will be further expanded in future through more dredging in the South China Sea region, Chen said.

The relationship between China and other Southeast Asian countries, such as the Philippines, has becalmed in recent years, providing a golden opportunity for China to upgrade these areas, he said.
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Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:59 pm

China's first home-grown 10,000-ton class missile destroyer, the Type 055, is the best fit for China's future electromagnetic gun, for the all-electric warship could meet the weapon's huge power supply demand, according to Chinese military experts on Monday.

Because direction energy weapons (DEW), including electromagnetic and laser guns, would consume a huge amount of energy, only warships with integrated full electronic propulsion systems could meet such energy requirements, Song Zhongping, a Beijing-based military expert and TV commentator, told the Global Times on Monday.

China's People's Liberation Army should consider the feasibility of equipping the Type 055, its first fully-electronic guided missile destroyer, with the electromagnetic guns, Song added.

Cheng Shuoren, a military analyst, was quoted by the Science and Technology Daily on Monday as saying that the weapon is also larger and heavier than traditional ship guns, making it almost impossible to fit on current vessels without a complete modification other than the Type 055.

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Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:28 am

US Navy 3 x attack submarines USS Topeka (SSN-754), USS Bremerton (SSN-698) and USS Mississippi (SSN-782) were forward deployed in the Sea of Japan, Philippine, East China and South China Seas in Jan.-Feb. 2018.
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