China Has Built a New Base on Top of a Coral Reef

November 24, 2014 1:38 PM

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A tropical coral reef has been transformed by the Chinese military into a base that could host a 3,000-meter long airstrip and naval port, ready to push Beijing's territorial claim over the South China Sea.

China is the furthest away, but has pushed its claim by transforming the small tropical reef into the perfect staging ground for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in the South China Sea.

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