China Quietly Upgrades a Remote Reef
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China Quietly Upgrades a Remote Reef
November 20, 2018

Recent satellite imagery of Bombay Reef in the Paracel Islands shows that China has installed a new platform at the largely untouched South China Sea feature. The development is interesting, given Bombay Reef’s strategic location and the possibility that the structure’s rapid deployment could be repeated in other parts of the South China Sea. Continue Reading

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