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South China Sea Row: China Again Breaks The Promise, Building Military Hangers In Spratly Islands.?
South China Sea Row: China Again Breaks The Promise, Building Military Hangers In Spratly Islands.?

During his visit to United States Chinese President President Xi Jinping had promised not to militarize disputed South China Sea, “China does not intend to pursue militarization,” Xi said.

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However, a recent report is stating something else.

A recent picture made public by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank – show China having built reinforced aircraft hangars on its holdings in the Spratly Islands.

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There were no military aircraft seen at the time the photos were taken. But a summary of the center’s analysis suggests that the hangars on all three islets have room for “any fighter-jet in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force.”

The images have emerged about a month after an international court in The Hague ruled against China’s sweeping claims in the resource-rich region, a ruling emphatically rejected by Beijing.