China Said to Turn Reef Into Airstrip in Disputed Water

November 23, 2014 6:30 PM

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Beijing: A major reclamation project by the Chinese government on a tiny reef 500 miles from the mainland would enable China to land military aircraft there, expanding its reach into the contested South China Sea, analysts have said.

The analysts' report came as a group affiliated with the People's Liberation Army hosted an international conference in Beijing on Friday and Saturday intended to showcase President Xi Jinping's call for a new regional security architecture based on the concept of Asia for Asians, an idea that minim...

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