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China Is Turning A Remote Reef Into An Artificial Island With A Runway

China Is Turning A Remote Reef Into An Artificial Island With A Runway

A remote archipelago in the South China Sea has come under an extraordinary amount of scrutiny lately. Here, China is building up small reefs and atolls into whole artificial islands — all in hotly disputed territory. In the clearest sign yet of its military intentions, one of those islands now…

How China Is Making Tiny Islands Inhabitable With Huge Floating Docks

How China Is Making Tiny Islands Inhabitable With Huge Floating Docks

The Spratly Islands are basically mounds of sand in the middle of the South China Sea, some of them barely tall enough to reach above the water. But China is hell-bent on making them inhabitable, even drawing up plans for floating energy and water plants. It has nothing to do…