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Chinese Fishermen Plunder Reefs in the South China Sea

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Chinese Fishermen Plunder Reefs in the South China Sea

Source: BBC News/Rupert Wingfield-Hayes - December 16, 2015

What I came across on a reef far out in the middle of the South China Sea has left me shocked and confused.
I'd been more…

U.S. Warship Exercises Freedom of Navigation Near Artificial Islands, China Strongly Dissatisfied

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U.S. Warship Exercises Freedom of Navigation Near Artificial Islands, China Strongly Dissatisfied

Source: AP/Christopher Bodeen and Robert Burns - October 27, 2015

BEIJING (AP) -- A U.S. Navy warship sailed past one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday, in a challenge to more…

U.S. Considers Sailing Warships Near Disputed Islands in South China Sea

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U.S. Considers Sailing Warships Near Disputed Islands in South China Sea

Source: Reuters/Lisa Von Ahn - October 9, 2015

The United States is considering sailing warships close to China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea to signal it does not recognize Chinese territorial claims over the area, a U.S. defense more…

China Claims the United States is ‘Militarizing’ the South China Sea

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China Claims the United States is ‘Militarizing’ the South China Sea

Source: Reuters/Ben Blanchard and Manuel Mogato - July 31, 2015

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defence Ministry on Thursday accused the United States of "militarizing" the South China Sea by staging patrols and joint military drills more…

China Claims Island Building in South China Sea Doesn’t Harm Ocean Ecology

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China Claims Island Building in South China Sea Doesn’t Harm Ocean Ecology

Source: Reuters - June 24, 2015

BEIJING - China's construction on disputed reefs in the South China Sea will not destroy ocean ecology, the country's maritime regulator said, in the face more…

Why China is Building Islands

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Why China is Building Islands

Source: The Motley Fool/Rich Smith - May 18, 2015

In World War II, U.S. admirals often referred to the string of islands and atolls they were capturing as "unsinkable aircraft carriers" to be used more…

Philippines: China’s Island-Building Destroyed Coral Reefs

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Philippines: China’s Island-Building Destroyed Coral Reefs

Source: International New York Times/Floyd Whaley - April 14, 2015

MANILA —  China’s island-building activities have destroyed about 300 acres of coral reefs and are causing “irreversible and widespread damage to the biodiversity and ecological balance” more…

China Piles Sand in a Disputed Sea, Literally Gains Ground

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China Piles Sand in a Disputed Sea, Literally Gains Ground

Source: International New York Times/David E. Sanger and Rick Gladstone - April 9, 2015

WASHINGTON — The clusters of Chinese vessels busily dredge white sand and pump it onto partly submerged coral, aptly named Mischief Reef, transforming it into more…

China Building Island in Disputed Spratly Islands for Offshore Airstrip

Source: Reuters/David Brunnstrom - November 24, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could more…

War Games Near Disputed Seas

Source: Reuters/Manuel Mogato - September 30, 2014

(Reuters) - Thousands of Philippine and American soldiers began annual war games on Monday near disputed waters in the South China Sea, testing the readiness of the two oldest more…

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