By AWR Hawkins
China is now building factories and what appears to be a runway for the takeoff and landing of military jets on disputed islands in the South China Sea.
Some of the islands are mapped, some are not. The latter are man-made islands which China has been busy creating from dredged up rock and sand dumped atop reefs to form new islands; islands China can then improve upon with factories, sea walls, and even “an airbase.”
BBC News reports that the airbase will technically give China “an unsinkable aircraft carrier, right in the middle of the South China Sea.” And this all comes in the short time since “the Communist Party reclassified the South China Sea as a ‘core national interest'” in 2012.
On August 30 Breitbart News reported that China was reclaiming islands in Philippines’ Kalayaan Island Group (KIG). These islands include Mabini (Johnson South) Reef…
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