China’s South China Sea island fortresses are complete

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China’s South China Sea island fortresses are complete

Post by veya_victaous on Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:55 am

THERE’s no going back. Beijing has won the South China Sea.

New photos and video have for the first time shown the illegal construction of artificial islands in the contested Spratly Islands is all but complete.

What they show in close-up detail confirms the fears raised by analysis of commercial satellite photographs by international affairs experts in the past two years: these are massive, impecabbly constructed and impressively equipped military fortresses.

Beijing has spared no expense in simply seizing these mid-ocean reefs, turning them into islands — and unilaterally declaring them sovereign territory.

It’s a territorial claim rejected by an international court of arbitration in 2016.

But Beijing has ignored the ruling.

Possession is, after all, nine-tenths of the law ...


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http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/photos-reveal-chinas-south-china-sea-island-fortresses-are-complete/news-story/776e1a695fb41ccb7e47a436594c1530

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Re: China’s South China Sea island fortresses are complete

Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:21 am

Arrow

France claimed possession of the Muraroa Atoll in the South Pacific, over a hundred years ago...

Then proceeded to nuke the fuck out of the neighbourhood, between 1966 and 1996..

"The more things change,  the more they stay the same."

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