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China's putting a lot of missiles on those man-made islands Trump hates so much - Death and Taxes;

China's putting a lot of missiles on those man-made islands Trump hates so much - Death and Taxes

Death and TaxesChina's putting a lot of missiles on those man-made islands Trump hates so muchDeath and TaxesSatellite photos of China's man-made islands in the South China Sea appear to show a build up of anti-aircraft and anti-missile weaponry, a U.S. think tank reported Wednesday. All seven of China's islands in the area have seen a buildup of weapons ...and more »

China Appears to Confirm It Has Militarized Disputed Spratly Islands - New York Times

China Appears to Confirm It Has Militarized Disputed Spratly IslandsNew York TimesBEIJING — The Chinese government appeared to confirm on Thursday that it had begun placing antiaircraft guns and other defenses on the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, despite earlier promises that it would not militarize the islands.and more »

Head of the US Pacific Command: We are ready to confront Beijing over the South China Sea - Business Insider

Head of the US Pacific Command: We are ready to confront Beijing over the South China SeaBusiness InsiderAdmiral Harry Harris Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., U.S. Navy Commander, U.S. Pacific Command (L) shakes hands with Fan Changlong, vice-chairman of China's Central Military Commission in Beijing, China, November 3, 2015. REUTERS/Andy Wong/Pool.and more »

China puts new weapons on South China Sea islands, report says - Albuquerque Journal

China puts new weapons on South China Sea islands, report saysAlbuquerque JournalBEIJING – China is adding new anti-aircraft weapons to a controversial string of artificial islands in the middle of the disputed South China Sea, according to a report by a U.S. think tank based on satellite analysis. The findings, which are based on ...and more »

South China Sea: Beijing defiant over weapons deployment claims - euronews;

South China Sea: Beijing defiant over weapons deployment claims - euronews

euronewsSouth China Sea: Beijing defiant over weapons deployment claimseuronewsBeijing has reacted defiantly to claims that it appears to have installed weapons, including anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems, on all seven of the artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea. A US think tank cited new satellite imagery ...and more »

China installs weapons on contested South China Sea islands, report says - KABC;

China installs weapons on contested South China Sea islands, report says - KABC

KABCChina installs weapons on contested South China Sea islands, report saysKABCNew satellite imagery indicates that China has installed weapon systems on all seven artificial islands it has built in the contested waters of the South China Sea, a move that's likely alarm the country's neighbors. The images, released by the Asia ...and more »

China on weapons on Spratly Islands: Legitimate, lawful - CNN Philippines;

China on weapons on Spratly Islands: Legitimate, lawful - CNN Philippines

CNN PhilippinesChina on weapons on Spratly Islands: Legitimate, lawfulCNN PhilippinesMetro Manila (CNN Philippines) — China confirmed and defended on Thursday its deployment of military equipment on Spratly Islands as earlier reported by a U.S. think tank. The Chinese defense ministry, in its official microblog, said putting up ...and more »

Beijing reportedly adds anti-aircraft weapons to South China Sea islands - Toronto Star;

Beijing reportedly adds anti-aircraft weapons to South China Sea islands - Toronto Star

Toronto StarBeijing reportedly adds anti-aircraft weapons to South China Sea islandsToronto StarU.S. think-tank says the weapons are designed to guard against missile attacks on the man-made islands that sit in contested waters. A Chinese H-6K bomber patrols the islands and reefs in the South China Sea. A U.S. think tank says recent images appear ...and more »

US ready to confront Beijing on South China Sea: admiral - Reuters;

US ready to confront Beijing on South China Sea: admiral - Reuters

ReutersUS ready to confront Beijing on South China Sea: admiralReutersU.S. military forces aboard Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) manoeuvre on South China Sea near the shore during the annual Philippines-US amphibious landing exercise (PHIBLEX) in San Antonio, Zambales province, Philippines October 7, 2016.and more »

China defends its right to 'ready slingshot' in South China Sea - Reuters;

China defends its right to 'ready slingshot' in South China Sea - Reuters

ReutersChina defends its right to 'ready slingshot' in South China SeaReutersA satellite image released by the Asian Maritime Transparency Initiative at Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies shows construction of possible radar tower facilities in the Spratly Islands. Photo taken February 2016. CSIS Asia ...and more »

China installed weapons on hotspot islands in South China Sea, report says - Christian Science Monitor;

China installed weapons on hotspot islands in South China Sea, report says - Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorChina installed weapons on hotspot islands in South China Sea, report saysChristian Science MonitorBeijing argues that its operations are defensive, legal, and appropriate, but the international community worries the weapons could be a projection of power and militarization. Monitor's Best: Top 5 ...and more »

China calls deployment of defensive facilities on islands legitimate - Business Standard

China calls deployment of defensive facilities on islands legitimateBusiness StandardChina on Thursday said its deployment of defensive facilities on some islands in the South China Sea was legitimate and normal. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang made the remarks in response to a question regarding a US think tank ...and more »

Next Top US Diplomat Faces Geopolitical Battles in Asia - Voice of America;

Next Top US Diplomat Faces Geopolitical Battles in Asia - Voice of America

Voice of AmericaNext Top US Diplomat Faces Geopolitical Battles in AsiaVoice of AmericaFILE - Chairman and chief executive officer Rex W. Tillerson speaks at a news conference in Dallas, Texas. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on Google+ · Email to a Friend. Print. See comments. STATE DEPARTMENT —. Donald Trump's ...and more »

China puts weapons on artificial islands - Sky News

China puts weapons on artificial islandsSky NewsChina has admitted building military facilities but says it is acting within its rights and insists they are purely defensive. 11:59, UK, Thursday 15 December 2016. AMTI image apparently showing anti-aircraft guns on Hughes Reef in the South China Sea ...and more »

Photos: How a “fishermen's shelter” on stilts became a Chinese military base in the South China Sea - Quartz;

Photos: How a “fishermen's shelter” on stilts became a Chinese military base in the South China Sea - Quartz

QuartzPhotos: How a “fishermen's shelter” on stilts became a Chinese military base in the South China SeaQuartzIt started innocently enough, or so Beijing wanted the world to believe. In the mid-1990s, China built a small structure on stilts over a coral reef in the South China Sea, just 217 km (135 miles) from the coast of the Philippines' Palawan island. At ...and more »

China says weapons in S. China Sea not militarization - Sin Chew Jit Poh

China says weapons in S. China Sea not militarizationSin Chew Jit PohBeijing (AFP) -- China said Thursday that the deployment of weapons in the South China Sea had "nothing to do with militarisation", calling the construction of defensive facilities "normal". The comments came after images released by the US-based Asia ...and more »

South China Sea War: China Puts Up Weapons System In Disputed Territory - Morning News USA;

South China Sea War: China Puts Up Weapons System In Disputed Territory - Morning News USA

Morning News USASouth China Sea War: China Puts Up Weapons System In Disputed TerritoryMorning News USAChina installed anti-aircraft and anti-missile weaponry among others, on all seven artificial islands in the South China Sea. This happened despite China's claim that it has no intentions to deploy military or install weapons on the islands. The news ...and more »

China installs weapons on artificial islands, says US think tank - Telegraph.co.uk;

China installs weapons on artificial islands, says US think tank - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukChina installs weapons on artificial islands, says US think tankTelegraph.co.ukChina has installed anti-aircraft guns and missile defence systems on all seven of the islands it has artificially built in the South China Sea, a US think tank has claimed, despite Beijing promising not to militarise the region. The weapons represent ...and more »

Julie Bishop warns of tension amid reports China has weapons all over the South China Sea - NEWS.com.au;

Julie Bishop warns of tension amid reports China has weapons all over the South China Sea - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auJulie Bishop warns of tension amid reports China has weapons all over the South China SeaNEWS.com.auFOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop has warned of tension and mistrust amid reports China has installed weapons on all seven of its artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea. A US think tank has been tracking developments with satellite images and ...and more »

China says deployment of military equipment on Spratlys is legitimate - The Star Online;

China says deployment of military equipment on Spratlys is legitimate - The Star Online

The Star OnlineChina says deployment of military equipment on Spratlys is legitimateThe Star OnlineBEIJING (Reuters) - China's deployment of necessary defensive military equipment on the Spratly Islands in the disputed South China Sea was legitimate and lawful, its defence ministry said on Thursday. The ministry made the comment on its official ...and more »