Beijing’s ‘island fortresses’: China’s aggressive militarization of diusputed South China Sea is revealed in new photos showing the communist nation’s ‘unrestrained’ show of power

Note: The article below is given from a Western perspective. Notice how the US, the UK, France, & NATO nations can invade, bomb, and threaten others yet it is never considered ‘aggressive’ or ‘unjustified’?

When other non-white nations build up their defenses and provide for their own interests and national security, even while in their own borders, it is designated ‘aggressive’ and ‘provocative’ and destabilizing’ or ‘unjustified.

This is that Eurocentric mind and way of thinking. No one has a right to do anything without white/Western approval. They teach to ‘do as i say, not as i do,’ mantra. That is the core of white exceptionalism or white privilege.

Beijing’s ‘island fortresses’: China’s aggressive militarization of diusputed South China Sea is revealed in new photos showing the communist nation’s ‘unrestrained’ show of power

  • China has apparently transformed seven reefs in the disputed Spratly Islands into military island fortresses
  • Aerial pictures of Beijing’s new military build-up were taken from 1,500m up in the last six months of 2017
  • The images show Chinese military installations including missile frigates, helipads and observation towers

Beijing’s militarisation of the South China Sea has been revealed in new aerial photos obtained by a newspaper in the Philippines.

In what the news organisation described as an ‘unrestrained’ show of power China has apparently transformed seven reefs in the Spratly islands into military island fortresses featuring runways and observation towers.

The dramatic military build-up is shown in pictures taken from a height of 1,500m (4,920 feet) in the last six months of 2017, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

One of the fortresses is situated on Panganiban, a reef which a United Nations-backed court has previously ruled belongs to the Philippines, it is reported.

Beijing's militarisation of the South China Sea has been revealed in new photos obtained by a newspaper in the Philippines

Beijing’s militarisation of the South China Sea has been revealed in new photos obtained by a newspaper in the Philippines

In what was described as an 'unrestrained' show of power China has apparently transformed seven reefs in the Spratly islands into military island fortresses

In what was described as an ‘unrestrained’ show of power China has apparently transformed seven reefs in the Spratly islands into military island fortresses

The military build-up has emerged in pictures taken from 1,500m in the second half of 2017, according to a Filipino paper

The military build-up has emerged in pictures taken from 1,500m in the second half of 2017, according to a Filipino paper

China's continued reclamation in the South China Sea has eroded trust among rival claimants and could raise regional tensions, Southeast Asian foreign ministers said on Tuesday

China’s continued reclamation in the South China Sea has eroded trust among rival claimants and could raise regional tensions, Southeast Asian foreign ministers said on Tuesday

One of the fortresses is situated on Panganiban, a reef which a United Nations-backed court has previously ruled belongs to the Philippines, it is reported. Pictured: a Chinese missile frigate

One of the fortresses is situated on Panganiban, a reef which a United Nations-backed court has previously ruled belongs to the Philippines, it is reported. Pictured: a Chinese missile frigate

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The pictures show a variety of military installations including missile frigates, observation towers and concrete helipads.

China’s continued reclamation in the South China Sea has eroded trust among rival claimants and could raise regional tensions, Southeast Asian foreign ministers said on Tuesday.

Beijing claims nearly all of the waterway and has been turning reefs and islets into islands and installing military facilities such as runways and equipment on them.

ASEAN members Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and Vietnam as well as Taiwan also have partial claims in the waterway…….More Here

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