South China Sea

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…

Destroying Reefs to Make Islands, China’s Bid to Win the South China Sea

Source: BBC News/Rupert Wingfield-Hayes - September 10, 2014

The boat pitches up and down and rolls from side to side in the heavy swell. The noise of the big diesel motor, just below more…

A Firsthand Glimpse Into The Vietnam And China Conflict

Source: CNBC/Eunice Yoon - July 17, 2014

It's not often you get a chance to see one of the most dangerous flashpoints in Asia.

We went on a boat to the South more…

High Seas Dispute Flares as China Sinks Vietnamese Fishing Boat

Source: CNN/Paul Armstrong - May 28, 2014

A Vietnamese fishing boat has sunk after colliding with a Chinese vessel near an island chain in the South China Sea at the center of more…

David and Goliath: Small Vietnamese Crews Face China in High Seas Dispute

Source: TuoiTreNews - May 21, 2014

The pictures were shot by two Tuoi Tre reporters who were on board Vietnam Fisheries Resources Surveillance Force ship HP 926 for one week from May 10 more…

China-Vietnam Ocean Dispute Comes Ashore with Violence

Source: CNN/Euan McKirdy - May 16, 2014

Anti-Chinese protests in Vietnam have turned violent with demonstrators setting on fire a number of factories in a southern Vietnamese industrial park.

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