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    China build artificial islands in South China Sea

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    Post  George1 on Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:49 pm

    China's military infrastructure in the Spratly Archipelago in the South China Sea: June-December 2017

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3080755.html
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    Post  George1 on Sun May 20, 2018 1:01 am

    The long-range bomber missile carrier H-6K of the 10th Bomber Division of the PLA Air Force landed for the first time on the disputed island of Yongxindao (the English-language name Woody, Paracel Islands).
    In February 2016, China placed two batteries of anti-aircraft missile systems HQ-9 on the island.
    At the same time, J-11 fighter jets and JH-7 fighter-bombers were spotted on the island. It was also reported about the deployment of anti-ship complexes of medium-range YJ-62 and unmanned aerial vehicles there.

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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:55 pm

    US tells China to remove missile systems in South China Sea
    It'll have the same effect if China tells the US to close its bases on Okinawa, Guam & Diego Garcia, Japan tells Russia to do the same on S. Kurils, or if Argentina tells the UK to demilitarize the Falklands.
    https://svpressa.ru/war21/article/215727/?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzen.yandex.com


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    Post  GarryB on Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:47 am

    Indeed.

    If climate change is really an issue there are a lot of countries around the world that will be interested in Chinese island building technology and experience... places like most of the islands of the Pacific would be interested for a start...
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:33 pm

    And there too: In the Maldives, in the Indian Ocean, rising sea levels are causing salt water to intrude into underground fresh water supplies. In order to adapt, the country is trying to build rainwater cisterns and new pipe systems to ensure that its people have safe drinking water supplies. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/17/climate/islands-climate-change-un-bonn.html
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:47 am

    Many people don't realise it but when you are on a very small island getting clean drinking water is a real problem most of the time... the other problem is that if you use electrical power it is normally diesel generators which needs diesel to be imported so power is normally only on for a few hours a day.

    These new Russian portable NPPs combine the virtues of a stable continuous power supply, with the potential for desalination plant operation that can be used to create clean drinking water too.

    In colder regions it also generates heat as a byproduct that can also be used to support normal life too.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:59 pm

    US drops the gauntlet on the South China Sea ..China’s deployment of surface-to-air missiles and anti-cruise missile systems to contested islands earlier this year..- note that those r defensive systems! If they put AshMs there, they'll be used in defense to break the blockade or invasion.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:35 am

    Indonesia arming up in the South China Sea
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:12 pm

    War: US will not stand more than seven days against China: https://regnum.ru/news/polit/2562064.html

    The JSDF won't be of much help; SK has a territorial dispute with Japan, so both Koreas r on the PRC's side.
    China eyes a strategic port in the Philippines
    Chinese companies look to win control of a bankrupt but strategic shipyard at Subic Bay, the ex-site of US military bases and a potential key outpost on the South China Sea
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:44 am

    South China Sea on a precarious strategic edge
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:26 pm

    https://www.janes.com/article/89352/canada-japan-navies-enhance-interoperability-in-south-china-sea

    Europe is expanding its naval presence in the contested sea, adding legitimacy to US free navigation operations and affirming China’s anxieties of Western encirclement
    https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/06/article/coalition-of-the-willing-builds-in-south-china-sea/

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