China Builds 5 Lighthouses on Its Artificial IslandsPosted: August 25, 2016
Mil.huanqiu.com says in its report today that China has put into operation 4 multifunctional lighthouses on its artificial islands respectively on Fiery Cross, Cuarteron, Johnson South and Subi Reefs. The construction of a fifth on Mischief Reef has mainly completed.
The report says that China builds the lighthouses to perform its international obligations on marine search and rescue, navigation safety, fishery operation, disaster prevention and marine environmental protection. However, this blogger believes that it is obvious that those lighthouses enhance China’s presence in the sea areas it claims and greatly facilitate the operation of its navy in the sea area.
Source: mil.huanqiu.com “China has put into operation five lighthouses on islands and reefs in the South China Sea with services public in nature” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)