South China Sea dispute: New China airstrips a potential headache for neighbors, US


BEIJING: China’s campaign of island building in the South China Sea might soon quadruple the number of airstrips available to the People’s Liberation Army in the highly contested and strategically vital region.

That could be bad news for other regional contenders, especially the US, the Philippines and Vietnam.

The island construction work that is creating vast amounts of new acreage by piling sand on top of coral reefs is now moving into the construction stage, with buildingĀ ..

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