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Updated 6:02 PM EDT, Wed, Apr 01, 2020

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Ready for war

China Building Airbases in Spratlys Big Enough for over 100 Fighter Jets

"In 2016, China focused its main effort on infrastructure construction at its outposts on the Spratly Islands," the report said.

From sailing, now China wants to fly tourists into the disputed South China Sea islands.

China Now Wants to Fly Tourists to the Disputed South China Sea Islands

China is planning to launch air tour flights to the Paracel Islands in a disputed area of the South China Sea, also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan, the South China Morning Post reported.

Confrontation drills

China’s Navy Holding ‘Confrontation Drills’ at Disputed Paracel and Spratly Islands

PLAN said this far-sea training is a routine arrangement in accordance with its annual plan.

Philippines' defense secretary believes that China will likely built a reef on Scarborough Shoal in South China Sea.

China Likely to Build More Islands Near Philippine Coast: Defense Minister

China will likely try to build a reef on the Philippines' coast, Delfin Lorenzana, Manila's defense secretary, said in an interview on Tuesday.

Epicenter for war

China Says it Doesn’t Want a War Against the US

"Both will lose and both sides cannot afford that."

Sino-Philippine Ties Put to the Test Over China's Military Buildup in the Spratlys

Sino-Philippine Ties put to the Test Over China's Military Buildup in the Spratlys

China and the Philippines face a new challenge to their diplomatic ties after Manila filed a mild protest before the Chinese Embassy last month over Beijing's reported military buildup on the islands and reefs in the contested Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.

Mending fences

China Makes Nice to Vietnam in Bid to Weaken India’s Military Influence

Xi hailed the growth of the all-round strategic cooperative partnership.

Anti-U.S.

China Confirms Deploying Short-range Air Defense Weapons on Spratly Islands

"As for necessary military facilities, they are primarily for defense and self-protection, and this is proper and legitimate."

China appears to have installed weapons on all its strategically located artificial islands.

China Installs Weapons on Artificial Islands in South China Sea: Report

New photographic evidences revealed that China appears to have installed weapons on the artificial islands it built in the South China Sea, Reuters reported citing a US think tank report.

Snooper

Chinese Aerial Drones to Map South China Sea; Might Snoop on Vietnam’s Rebuilt Islands

This UAV was specifically designed to map and survey open sea reefs.

A2/AD

China Building More Radar Stations on the Spratly Islands

China is building satellite uplink equipment to its Beidou-GPS system on many of the features.

Within range.

Vietnam Deploys to Spratlys Mobile Rocket Launchers that can Hit Nearby Chinese-held Islands

There are media reports IMI has also sold the Lynx and EXTRA to the Philippines.

South China Sea Dispute.

Vietnam Installs New Rocket Launchers in the South China Sea: Report

Vietnam has secretly installed new mobile rocket launchers in its administrated islands in the Spratlys group of islands in the disputed South China Sea, Reuters reported, citing inside sources.

Ready for war

China is Militarizing the Spratlys and Building Hardened Military Hangars

"China does not intend to pursue militarization" in the Spratlys.

Beijing Won't Stop  Ongoing Constructions on Philippine-Claimed Spratly Islands Despite Tribunal Ruling

Beijing Won't Stop Ongoing Constructions on Philippine-Claimed Spratly Islands Despite Tribunal Ruling

A week after the Hague-based arbitral court ruled that China has no legal basis for its claims in the South China Sea, a high-ranking Chinese military official said on Tuesday that Beijing's ongoing constructions of facilities on islands and reefs in the Philippine-claimed Nansha Islands (Spratly Islands) would not be halted.

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