New Photos of China’s Artificial Islands in South China Sea


Map of layout of China's airfields on its three artificial islands

Map of layout of China’s airfields on its three artificial islands

Expanded Yongxing Island after land reclamation on January 9, 2016

Expanded Yongxing Island after land reclamation on January 9, 2016

Expanded Yongshu Island after land reclamation on January 8, 2016

Expanded Yongshu Island after land reclamation on January 8, 2016

January 8 photo of the artificial island built on Subi Reef

January 8 photo of the artificial island built on Subi Reef

Busy construction on artificial islands

Busy construction on artificial islands

Busy construction on artificial islands

Busy construction on artificial islands

According to war.163.com’s report today, the areas of artificial islands built by China in the South China Sea are respectively: Mischief Reef, 4.36 square kilometers; Subi Reef, 3.60; Fiery Cross Reef, 2.51; Cuarteron Reef, 0.212; Gavan Reef, 0.126; Johnson South Reef, 0.105 and Hughes Reef, 0.074.

Source: war.163.com “Island making in the South China Sea from the angle of excavators: Salute to great construction workers” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)

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2 Comments on “New Photos of China’s Artificial Islands in South China Sea”

  1. Joseph says:

    The American admirals and generals must be burning. All they can do is watch and do nothing. And time is running out for them, as Donald Trump has promised to reduce military engagement overseas for focusing on American internal issues if he wins. But even under current situation, their money is already running out. So all they can do is just sit back and enjoy the view. At least they still have the satellite imaging, for now. Soon, they can only afford binoculars.

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  2. Steve says:

    From an aerial view, those engineered islands appears highly designated and purposely built. Once established, the architectural landscape would be outstanding. China should take part in the world architectural and landscape competition award. I believe those islands will receive the highest nominations for Island Engineering Award built on Organic Reefs…….. Maybe better classified as Organic Islands. After all, it is built on natural organic reefs as foundation with organic ocean sand and rocks. The surfaces are super reinforced concrete and steel just like roads, high skyscrapers and bridges.

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