China builds military facilities in Spratlys
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China has built new military facilities on islands in the South China Sea, a US think tank reported on Thursday, a move that could raise tensions with Washington, which has accused Beijing of militarizing the vital waterway. The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI), part of Washington’s Center for Strategic and International Studies, said new satellite images show missile shelters and radar and communications facilities being built on the Fiery Cross (Kagitingan), Mischief (Panganiban) and Subi (Zamora) reefs in the Spratly Islands. The report said the building of a large antennae array on Mischief should be of concern to the Philippines.
China builds military facilities in Spratlys. (2017, July 01). The Philippine Star, pp. 1, 10.
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