Report: China put weapons on disputed islands


From USA Today:

“China’s military has installed anti-aircraft guns and other weapons on man-made islands in the South China Sea, according to a U.S. think tank’s analysis of satellite imagery published late Wednesday.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies’ report said China has built “significant point-defense capabilities” on all seven of its outposts in the Spratly Islands archipelago, a key trade channel where Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines and others claim territory.

The claim comes as President-elect Donald Trump has accused Beijing of constructing a “massive military complex” in the South China Sea, made aggressive comments about China’s trade policy and questioned U.S. protocol and policy over China’s rival Taiwan.”

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