China develops islands in South China Sea infographic
Responsive interactive graphic shows island reefs where China is building ports, new hangars, and airstrips.


China develops islands in South China Sea

December 23, 2016 - With U.S.-Chinese relations entering unknown territory under Donald Trump's administration, it is likely China will push to finish developing seven artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea. Over the past two years Beijing has added 1,300 hectares of land and built three, 3km-long runways capable of accommodating large military jets.

PUBLISHED:23/12/2016; STORY: Graphic News