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Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:09 pm

China has accelerated construction and enhanced its military presence on South China Sea islands and shoals over the past year as territorial tensions with neighboring countries are subsiding.

China's construction projects in the South China Sea region covered about 290,000 square meters in 2017, including new facilities for underground storage, administrative building and large radar, according to a report released on nanhai.haiwainet.cn, a website jointly run by the National Marine Data and Information Service and the People's Daily Overseas Edition.
The size of some South China Sea Islands will be further expanded in the future with more dredging vessels, such as the "Tiankun", work on the land reclamation projects in the South China Sea region, said Chen, adding that a regional transportation network in South China Sea has also begun to shape up in recent years. Over 680 flights have taken off from Yongxing airport since the end of 2016; China News Service reported in December.
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1081802.shtml

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Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:28 pm

Beijing claims nearly all of the sea and has been turning reefs in the Spratly and Paracel chains into islands, installing military facilities and equipment in the area where it has conflicting claims with neighbours.
"The course of construction is moving ahead steadily and a series of striking results have been achieved," according to a report that appeared Friday (Dec 22) on Haiwainet, a website under the Communist Party's flagship newspaper the People's Daily.
The projects have "completely changed the face of the South China Sea's islands and reefs", the report said.
During 2017 China built 290,000 square meters (29 hectares) of facilities on South China Sea reefs and islands, including underground storage, administrative buildings and large radar installations, the report said.
The sea is believed to hold vast oil and gas deposits and $5 trillion in annual trade passes through it.
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/as ... a--9525342

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