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    China build artificial islands in South China Sea

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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:27 pm





    https://asiatimes.com/2020/07/australia-gives-us-partial-support-against-china/?mc_cid=8b250944ca&mc_eid=5455568640

    "China has constructed 72 fighter jet hangars at its three airbases in the Spratlys - Fiery Cross, Mischief, and Subi Reefs - along with another 16 on Woody Island in the Paracels... China has, meanwhile, deployed YJ-12B and YJ-62 anti-ship cruise missiles to its outposts in the Spratlys and Paracels, backed by longer-range missile capabilities from the mainland. And it has invested heavily in radar and signals intelligence capabilities on all the islands, making it a safe bet that it sees just about anything moving on or above the South China Sea. A U.S. Navy vessel sailing in those waters would be well within the range of Chinese fire when hostilities broke out."
    https://www.pravdareport.com/opinion/144788-war_with_china/


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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:23 am

    Some analysts have speculated the US could soon challenge China’s hold on the Scarborough Shoal, which Beijing has controlled since 2012 after a months-long standoff with the Philippines. The feature would be key for China to establish an Aerial Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the sea.
    https://asiatimes.com/2020/08/us-china-in-last-ditch-try-to-avoid-war-at-sea/?mc_cid=730743be1f&mc_eid=5455568640

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