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China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip - report

Nov 22, 2014    

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea, a leading defense publication said on Friday.The construction has stoked concern that China may be converting disputed territory in the mineral-rich archipelago into military installations, adding to tensions waters also claimed by Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei.IHS Jane's said images it had obtained showed the Chinese-built island on the Fiery Cross Reef to be at l...

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