Report cites new China radars in disputed Spratly Islands

February 23, 2016 8:00 AM

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BEIJING – A U.S. think tank says China has built new radar facilities on small island holdings in the South China Sea's disputed Spratly Islands.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies says the radars on the outposts of Gaven, Hughes, Johnson South and Cuarteron reefs could be key to helping China establish effective control over the strategically vital area's sea and airspace.

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