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China still building SCS islands: Think-tank

| | Manila:

China is expanding artificial islands in disputed South China Sea areas despite saying it stopped two years ago, according to a security think-tank that released satellite images it said showed the land reclamation.

Beijing claims most of the sea and has been turning reefs in the Spratly and Paracel chains into islands, installing military aircraft and missile systems on them — an activity the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) said was continuing.

 
 
 
 
 

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