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China says airports in South China Sea are not capable of defending against attack by US aircraft carrier groups


The following is based on a translation of an article on a Chinese news site: Chinese military commentator Du Songtao says that China’s airport on Fiery Cross Reef, with an area of 23,000 square meters and a runway 3,125 meters long, can accommodate the simultaneous operation of 8-10 Boeing 737 airliners for civil purposes, including … Continue reading

China using ground effect aircraft to strengthen its claim in the South China Sea


The following is based on a translation from Chinese media: China reported some time ago that it was developing large ground effect vehicles as a means of transport between China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea. In this way, China hopes to strengthen its claim on the South China Sea A ground effect vehicle … Continue reading

China continues advance into South China Sea; military base to be built on artificial island


The No. 9 Design & Research Institute of China State Shipbuilding Corporation recently displayed on its official website its proposed design of an artificial island to be built on a reef in the South China Sea. It aims at providing a reserve of designs for an artificial island China may build there. On the website, … Continue reading

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