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(Opinion) Military Factors Injected by US Provocation in The South China Sea

2016-02-18 08:45:16       source:Global Times

February 18, 2016


"In an exclusive report, Fox News claimed that it obtained civilian satellite imagery which appears to show China's HQ-9 air defense system on Yongxing Island, part of the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea. Fox News used this as evidence that China is increasingly 'militarizing' its islands and 'ramping up tensions in the region.' Many Western media picked up the news.


They probably aren't clear about the differences between the constructed islands in Nansha Islands and Yongxing Island in Xisha. The disputes over the sovereignty of islands in Nansha are sharp, while the Xisha Islands are under the actual control of China."


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