Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Rumors of War - Kings of the East

China building large port in disputed South China Sea islands -
UPI reports: "China may be building a large port in the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency. The new construction could be taking place as China continues to militarize other areas of the South China Sea, including the disputed Spratly Islands, where Beijing has built military runways and possibly missile shelters. China confirmed in 2016 it stationed troops on the Paracels, a group of islands also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam."

Comment: So, according to this report, the Paracel Islands are claimed by Taiwan? I think the writer does us a disservice by not reminding us that China considers Taiwan a province of China, so the idea that they belong to Taiwan is a bit absurd, from the Chinese perspective.

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