The China Challenge: Island-building—A Military Threat in the South China Sea

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New details surfaced last week outlining Chinese military activities in the South China Sea where construction on several thousand acres of disputed islands is now the center of Beijing’s bid to gain control the strategic waterway.

Despite appeals from US leaders to halt the island construction and militarization on them, the build up of military facilities by China in the South China Sea is continuing.

And the volume level of US and Chinese military posturing on the matter is increasing. China’s creeping hegemony in the Sea is expected to be a key topic of talks between President Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Washington on Friday.

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