China deploys air force on disputed South China Sea island - UPI.com
UPI reports: "China confirmed it has stationed troops in the disputed Paracel Islands
in the South China Sea.
Beijing's People's Liberation Army Daily reported on Thursday the
Chinese military has deployed airmen on Woody Island, also known as
Yongxing Island in China.
The report comes more than a year after Chinese President Xi Jinping
said China is not pursuing militarization of another cluster of islands,
the Spratlys, during his state visit in September 2015.
At the time China had already broken a pledge to halt reclamation and
had built three runways on artificial islands at the Fiery Cross and
Comment: So much for not militarizing the islands. It's only a matter of time before some small naval incident sparks a major war between all these competing countries. The scary thing is that there are elements within the Chinese military that are actively seeking this so they can demonstrate their resolve and show off their new navy and air force.