South China Sea Islands

Although this is a little old, it provides a great summary of the island dispute in the South China Sea, in addition to pictures of the before-and-after of island-making by China.  Being able to fit and use an aircraft on these islands is important, and you’ll come across the line,

But China’s airfield is not the first in the region — every other country that occupies the Spratlys already operates one as well.

Head to the link on the title of the NY Times article because the article is short and full of images and one video (at the top).

What China Has Been Building
in the South China Sea

Islands and reefs that have undergone recent construction are shown with a white ring. Colored rings show whether the feature is occupied by China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam or Taiwan. Sources: C.I.A., NASA, China Maritime Safety Administration
Islands and reefs that have undergone recent construction are shown with a white ring. Colored rings show whether the feature is occupied by China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam or Taiwan. Sources: C.I.A., NASA, China Maritime Safety Administration
Land reclamation at Vietnam’s Sand Cay.  Image by DigitalGlobe, via CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
Land reclamation at Vietnam’s Sand Cay. Image by DigitalGlobe, via CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
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I began writing Elle's Adventure in China (EACh) in June 2014 as a fun summer project, but as obstacles kept interfering with my plans, I forked and forked more options. I took writing this novel much more seriously in mid-July, and want to have it officially published someday in my lifetime. As many artists put their hearts into their projects, so do I. I did not start out liking to read, but a professor suggested a book for me for homework a few years ago, and it was an amazing book. Since then, I read for pleasure, and I hope my novel, Elle's Adventure in China, does the same for as many of you as possible. The same thing goes to writing. I did not like to write until I took a course where the professor and papers made me love to write. I hope every one of you find what makes you happy and dedicated to work. In May 2015, I started my other blog, Read and Write Here (R&WH), as a place to post other things that aren't China- and Chinese culture-related and not EACh. I share some of my memories and experiences from student teaching, irregular participation in Daily Prompts, etc. I'd like to have regular people and bloggers to write book reviews and post it on R&WH someday. Keep reading and writing!

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