China continues advance into South China Sea; military base to be built on artificial island

China Daily Mail

Design of military base to be built on disputed island Design of military base to be built on disputed island

The No. 9 Design & Research Institute of China State Shipbuilding Corporation recently displayed on its official website its proposed design of an artificial island to be built on a reef in the South China Sea.

It aims at providing a reserve of designs for an artificial island China may build there.

On the website, there are also the following designs for the work platform for construction of the island, which can be installed on a transformed civil ship at low cost.

The reclamation on Johnson South Reef continues, as shown in the bottom photo.

Johnson South Reef , also known as Chigua Reef, Yongshu reef, Gạc Ma Reef and Mabini reef, is a reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea controlled by the People’s Republic of China (PRC), but whose ownership is disputed…

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