The United States has been concerned over China’s array of intercontinental ballistic missiles and ever-increasing military budget and presence, reports Huanqiu, website of the nationalistic tabloid Global Times. Continue reading
Over the past year, Beijing has been particularly aggressive in conducting reclamation activities on Chinese-controlled reefs and islets in the Spratlys, parts of which are which are also claimed by Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei.
Following the most recent period of construction, China is said to have essentially “created” five new islands from existing reefs, including Fiery Cross Reef, which has reportedly become the largest island in the Spratlys. Continue reading