25 November 2014
Geopolitical tensions in Asia show no sign of abating as new Chinese activity in disputed maritime territories reinforce Beijing’s commitment to military expansion at all costs, experts said.
Beijing is building an island capable of hosting an airstrip near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, its largest project in the region thus far, defense publication IHS Jane’s said on Friday.
“China believes the South China Sea is theirs; they’re not willing to negotiate it with their neighbors,” said Michael Raska, research fellow in the Military Transformations Program at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore.
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Last updated on 25/11/2014