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LOOK: Spratlys in South China Sea as seen from space

Screengrab from Scott Kelly’s Twitter account<p>An astronaut from National Aeronautics and Space Administration has posted on Twitter an image of the …

Everything you need to know about the South China Sea conflict

<i>Editor's Note: William Johnson is a retired U.S. Air Force Officer and a retired Foreign Service Officer. The opinions expressed are his …

US surveillance shows Chinese artillery on artificial islands, officials say

U.S. surveillance images show China has positioned weaponry on at least one of the artificial islands it is developing in the South China Sea, officials say, apparently confirming suspicions that Beijing has been building up the area for military use.<p>A U.S. official confirmed to Fox News on Friday …

South China Sea islands are Chinese plan to militarise zone, claims US

Dozens of long, flat boats swarm across turquoise waters, inside the pale, curving arc of a new island they have created from open sea in just a few months.<p>The Chinese dredger barges can reach up to 30 metres below the surface, cutting out and scooping up huge quantities of sand and coral for land …

China's activity in South China Sea 'beyond anything previously seen'

China’s rapid claim on contested islands in the South China Sea is beyond anything seen previously and raises legitimate questions about Beijing’s intentions in the region, the secretary of the Australian defence department, Dennis Richardson, said.<p>Richardson told a Senate estimates committee on …

Is U.S.-China Conflict Imminent in the South China Sea?

OXFORD, England -- When a U.S. Navy P8-A surveillance aircraft recently flew near Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, it was warned eight times by the Chinese Navy to leave the area. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that, "China's determination to safeguard its …

China is acting like Nazi Germany, says Philippines president

Philippines president Benigno Aquino incurs Beijing's anger after likening China's expansion in the South China Sea to pre-war Nazi Germany<p>The president of the Philippines has compared modern-day China with Nazi Germany in an outspoken critique of Beijing's aggressive expansion in the South China …

China is not the only country reclaiming land in South China Sea

By Walter Pincus<p>It’s time to get the facts straight on the military activities of all countries in the Spratly Islands before Washington intensifies its confrontation with China over Beijing’s intentions.<p>The headlines have been about China’s reclamation of some 2,000 acres from the South China Sea …

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Should U.S. worry about China's island building binge?

<b>(CNN) —</b> China has been extremely active in the South China Sea. Over the past 18 months, Beijing has been engaged in an aggressive campaign to build islands on three features in the region in an apparent effort to create new sovereign territory.<p>So far, it has built up some 2,000 acres -- the …

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Beijing seeking to 'change facts' in South China Sea | DW | 19.09.2014

"Millions of tonnes of rock and sand have been dredged up from the sea floor and pumped into the reef to form new land. There are cement-pumping …