Mystic Bar-shaped Facilities on China’s Artificial Cuarteron Island


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The above September-3 satellite photo of China’s artificial island on Cuarteron Reef shows that the island is filled with mystic bar-shaped facilities. No one knows what the facilities are and why they have been built there.
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To have a clearer image, we have above the satellite photo of a corner of the artificial island bar-shaped facilities there.
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The above is a photo of China’s artificial island on Cuarteron Reef taken in July before the facilities were built there.

A comparison between the two photos is given below:
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Source: mil.news.sina.com.cn “What are the bar-shaped facilities? Disclosure of new photo of Cuarteron Island” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)

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12 Comments on “Mystic Bar-shaped Facilities on China’s Artificial Cuarteron Island”

  1. Joseph says:

    Well, I guess those structures will remain a mystery to anyone but the Chinese. I bet the US navy will not dare to take a closer look even if they are really curious. It may be only a research facility, but it can turn out to be a missile instalation to lure in peeping Tom.

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    • T-50 says:

      Dude the South China Sea are INTERNATIONAL WATERS. The US Navy and anybody else can sail right up to these man made facilities and look them over as they wish. If China wants to restrict access to the waters around their man made islands, then let them defend their bogus claims with force. In other words bring it!

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      • Joseph says:

        Really? If it is what you believe, bring it on dude. It has been a while since the American lame navy made an incursion to South China Sea. Not even a whisper. Why is it, I wonder? is it because of fear or budget problem? Even that US marine general Dunston has now a change of profession, from tough-talking China with his ‘roughneck’ marines to playing a pussycat to Israel, pleading Netanyahu not to demand more ‘aids’ from American dwindling budget. Not that both the tough-talking and the pleading ever work anyway.
        South China Sea affair is entirely a regional affair. And despite American BOGUS claim that they have the stake on it, they do no have anything at all. The region decides. And we HAVE decided to stand against the American BOGUS claim. Even American pawn Philippines has decided that enough is enough. So what excuse the American have now? And as Duterte has said it, ‘You can go to hell’.
        Even if it is really ‘international water’, who said that no one could open fire? There is no defined rule of engagement in international water, and just because the American says so does not make it a rule. On international water, anyone can shoot or threatened to shoot anyone they consider a threat. US navy does it all the time, so why anyone else cannot? And it will be up to the conflicting parties to resolve the shoot out later by force, by diplomatic row or by capitulation. In 2004 when a US aircraft carrier made an incursion to Indonesian Sea of Java, they simply declared the area ‘an international water’ and launched their F/A-18s threatening to open fire in aggressive posture to Indonesian F-16s, eventhough the American knew very well those Indonesian F-16s were no threat as they had no missiles due to American embargo to Indonesia. Those F-16s were actually sent to investigate reports that a foreign English-speaking navy threatened busy routine civilian flights to buzz-off, take detours from routine flight path to avoid getting closer to them or to be shot down. The aircraft carrier stayed for a day, taking their time, even launching aerial exercise, as if making statement of ‘what are you going to do about it’. Basically, those who have the biggest guns rule the ‘international water’. The incident has forced Indonesian air force to acquire fleets of Su-30, armed to the teeth, anti ship missiles, air to air missiles, you name it. This way, the next time the American navy dares to declare Indonesian territory ‘international water’ again to violate it, we will be ready because we have the big guns too. And, surprise surprise, no American navy ship dares to make any incursion again ever since, not even once. Even when they came to offer assistance to locate crashed AirAsia plane in 2014, ten years after the ‘international water’ incident, they asked permission, nicely. And they followed by Indonesian procedure, despite complaining for having to follow it, in the area they so often declared ‘international water’ in order to violate it in the past. So if the American want to test that ‘international water’ assumptions, go right ahead. Be warned, they will not be the one making the threat, it will be them who will be threatened. So it is either facing humiliation, or be gone.

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        • T-50 says:

          “South China Sea affair is entirely a regional affair. And despite American BOGUS claim that they have the stake on it, they do no have anything at all. The region decides. And we HAVE decided to stand against the American BOGUS claim. Even American pawn Philippines has decided that enough is enough. So what excuse the American have now? And as Duterte has said it, ‘You can go to hell’.”

          Talking about the region decides then you must be aware that the region HAS decided and the Chinese position of hegemony over the region has been soundly rejected. You know that,

          Chinese interference with free trade in the area will result in Chinese ships being sunk.

          “So if the American want to test that ‘international water’ assumptions, go right ahead. Be warned, they will not be the one making the threat, it will be them who will be threatened. So it is either facing humiliation, or be gone.”

          If you think that the PLAN can bar the American navy from going about its commitments on the high seas in the area you are dreaming. Even your current aircraft carrier, the Lioang is bottled up in the Bohai sea too timid to come out into open waters. If China wants to challenge the US Navy then come out and state your case..

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          • T-50 says:

            Oh dear, did I said all that? Please excuse me all, I have forgotten to take my meds again and my head and tongue had gone all sh*tty again. As sh*tty as as I am slimy a k*ling who lives only to smear Chinese to be one up on them. If there were no Washington and American, I would be nothing; Just a lowly worm and sh*tty crab. No chance to play a one-upmanship.

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          • Joseph says:

            Oh I do not make assumption. It already happens. Do you know any American navy ship sneaking around Chinese-claimed island? Do you see any Chinese ship being sunk? Please enlighten me. Talking about being dumb. But at least you are not that illiterate to be able to read American propaganda. You just don’t have any intelect to make sense what happens. You don’t even know who Duterte said to ‘go to hell to’, it’s your kind.
            Unlike you, I do live in the region. And you can come here at any time to see which one of us has rejected China. The same cannot be said to America, everyone got enough of the American already. In fact, now we have more Russian visitors than Americans. Visa problem? Reality hurts, eh? At least the Russians do not rape school boys and asks their ambassador to pressure government to dismiss the investigation.
            As for your lack of intelligence to figure out, as I often stated in my comments, I am not a citizen of China. I am a citizen of Indonesia. Indonesia is the biggest and the most populous nation in the region, got it? I have nothing to do with aircraft carrier the Liaoning, although we would very much like to see it up close in cooperation with our navy. It never violates our territory anyway. The same cannot be said to rusting American aircraft carriers. We already built up anti American carrier arsenal, we have lots of Chinese missiles, enough to sink your carriers time and again.
            I do take pride to have rattled your nerve. It has been a long time since I do that. Last time it happened in The Diplomat, I made lots of people’s blood boiling. Here at least I got one. Like them, all you can do is swearing at me, without any intelligent respond. Haha. Whatever tirade you have is only proving my point, that you are just illiterate and intelligence bunch. That’s the difference in our intelect, I never have to swear to rattle some nerve, only some awkward facts about you people. So you better double your meths, because I still have lots more ammunitions. Unlike you I don’t need meths or any kind of energy drinks, not even achai. You are not the only, as in your own words, ‘sh*tty as as I am slimy a k*ling who lives only to smear Chinese to be one up on them’, there are lots more drones like you even here in Indonesia. But what can do to stop progress. American time is over. With your intelect, even with Washington and American or anybody else, you will still be nothing. It is really not my problem if you feel like a worm and a sh*tty crab. Crab is actually not crap here in Indonesia. It’s actually a good delicacy. Got your vocab wrong? You better get some real education. With your level of intelligence, what you can do in the region, as I said before for you bunch, face humiliation or be gone. Your choice.

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      • Simon says:

        T-50? Pak Fa? Probably an Indian poster hey?

        Have you tried to sailing right up to these islands and take a look yourself? Yeah right!
        Even the yankee navy had to give notification and make a big diplomatic deal to sail escorted by Chinese navy within 12nm without even dropping anchor or fly a combat plane and never sail within 6nm so your suggestion anyone can sail right up and look them over is about a ludicrous as the Hindus claiming India landed on the Moon 10,000 years ago.

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      • T-50 says:

        I forgot the Americans’ presence in Diego Garcia is illegal .. having criminally evicted the original inhabitants to Mauritius. But who am I, Hypocriteas I am, to complain? Did we slimy Indians not do the same to Andamese islanders? Heheh .. oh, we are santinonius hypocrites, we. Nobody like us!

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  2. Anon says:

    Since there r lighthouse n other buildings already on d island looks like there is plan to reinforce the flooring or foundation with steel bars and concrete.

    There is a Chinese name for d island? “Cuateron” island is an abomination. The same for “Fiery Cross” or “Scarborough Shoals” or even “Arunavhal Pradesh”.

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  3. Simon says:

    I don’t know why you keep on referring Chinese reclaimed islands as “artificial islands”. When other countries do the same it is no longer “artificial islands” but reclaimed land. These islands in the SCS have been eroded by rising sea level over the years and needed propping up or they will be submerged under the sea. Vast area of HK are built on reclaimed land but does it ever be refer to as “artificial island” and do the yanks sail within 12nm of HK as part of FON?

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  4. advantec333 says:

    Look like rows of plants .

    On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 4:20 PM, Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements wrote:

    > chankaiyee2 posted: ” The above September-3 satellite photo of China’s > artificial island on Cuarteron Reef shows that the island is filled with > mystic bar-shaped facilities. No one knows what the facilities are and why > they have been built there. To have a clearer ima” >

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  5. Steve says:

    Looks like Bar facilities, but could be large painted strips on concrete as measurements for installations of structures.

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