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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

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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://thediplomat.com/2017/06/china-deploys-advanced-anti-submarine-warfare-aircraft-to-south-china-sea-air-base/

    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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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:15 pm

    Beijing strengthens its hold on South China Sea
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:04 am

    I find it amusing how the US and UK are warning everyone about the dangerous China and its evil machinations... like China would be worse than they are.... very unlikely...
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:16 am

    Messing with the PRC SLOCs around SE Asia won't be easy now.
    This koan is applicable here: Who can remove a bell from a tiger's neck? A: only the 1 who put it there.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:30 pm

    The pivot to Asia, announced at the beginning of this decade by the Obama administration, re-awakened Beijing to Washington’s designs. Accordingly, they began fortifying islands in the South Sea, after Taiwan, Vietnam, etc made claims on various rock formations. After all, it’s not as if Washington has a solid record of peacekeeping in East Asia, however widely that record is ignored. It’s worth a moment’s pause to recall that the death toll – Chinese, Koreans and Vietnamese – in American wars runs into the millions. Understandably, China builds coastal and island defenses.Washington calls this aggression and styles itself a peacekeeper.
    The Paracels, for example, roughly equidistant from Vietnam’s eastern and Hainan’s southern shore, were originally granted to Vietnam by the colonial French; China was not consulted. In 1974, as the Vietnam War was coming to an end, Beijing knew that the South would fall to the North. However, the North was then close to Moscow, and Beijing had fought a short war with the Russians five years earlier over Zhenbao/Damansky island in the Ussuri River between China and Russia. At the time Beijing had reconciled with Washington and had welcomed president Richard Nixon two years earlier, in the spring of 1972. Under these circumstances and with tacit US approval, Beijing seized the Paracels lest they become a base for the Russians.
    Farther south about midway between the Philippines and Vietnam is Taiping/Itu Aba Island, occupied by the government of the Republic of China since 1956. It has a military base and a small economy. The island is the largest of the Nansha/Spratly island group, which is claimed by several nations including China. Taipei’s threats to augment military forces there are opposed by Hanoi and Manila, as well as by Beijing. Taiwan’s occupation of Taiping (but no other Nansha) was “legalized” by the Japanese Peace Treaty of 1952, a document imposed on Japan by Washington during the Korean War. Neither China nor Korea is bound to respect the treaty, among whose outcomes was forcing Japan not to trade with China if they wanted the US occupation of their country to end. (Even though the occupation officially ended, a massive military presence of US forces continues, largely confined to Okinawa (with 70% of the bases and 30% situated elsewhere in Japan.)
    However one judges China’s recent moves in the South China Sea, it is relevant to bear in mind the vast territorial sea-island claims by London, Paris, and Washington. This issue is explored in “Imperial Archipelagos,” by Peter Nolan, the acclaimed British China scholar and business adviser. In the 2013 issue of New Left Review, Nolan writes: “Thanks to their island holdings, the EEZs [exclusive economic zones pursuant to UNCLOS, the UN Law of the Sea, 1982] of the US, UK, and France dominate enormous stretches of the Pacific, Indian, and South Atlantic Oceans.” Russia, Australia, and New Zealand have smaller holdings. All told, “the six have 54 million square kilometers, of which almost three-quarters is separate from their home territory.” China’s own EEZ comes to just under 1 million; the disputed zone it claims adds another 2 million. Given the tailored narratives that dominate western journalism on China, it is no surprise that these telling details are rigorously excluded from discussions about China and the South China Sea.

    https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/09/opinion/why-confucius-rubs-america-the-wrong-way/

    Besides, the 1st Island Chain & Malacca/Lombok Straits r natural barriers to the W. Pacific & Indian Ocean; those SC Sea islands china has built allow partially alleviate that handicap.

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