This gallery covers Chinese development at the newly reclaimed Fiery Cross Reef, which lies on the west side of the Spratly Islands.
What's on Fiery Cross Reef right now?
PRC dredgers have created a land mass that spans the entire existing reef and is approximately 3,000 meters long and 200-300 meters wide. China is currently building an airstrip with an estimated final length of 3,110 meters, long enough to allow any PRC military aircraft to land. AMTI has obtained and released the first publicly available photos of this airstrip development. China has also begun development of port facilities which may be capable of docking military tankers. What will the implications of this development be for the region?
Click here to explore an in-depth interactive analysis of developments at Fiery Cross Reef.