Why China is building islands in the South China Sea

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  • Published on:  Friday, February 17, 2017
  • China claims they aren't military bases, but their actions say otherwise.

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    China is building islands in the South China sea and its causing disputes among the other nations in the region; Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The US has many allies in the region and uses its massive Navy to patrol international waters, keeping shipping lanes open for trade

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  • Tippersnore

    Tippersnore

     2 hours ago +1

    But there's an ancient tome under guard in Taiwan Province that says,...

  • Ria Sweetraw

    Ria Sweetraw

     3 hours ago

    Fascinating

  • BOB

    BOB

     5 hours ago

    Bruh its philippine sea

  • yves lee

    yves lee

     9 hours ago +1

    If China sea does not belong to China? Then it belongs to whom?

  • John Henjum

    John Henjum

     yesterday

    It's nobody's, it's God's sea.

  • Pain Killer

    Pain Killer

     yesterday

    US needs to commit to its allies. That was a weak statement regarding the UNCLOS ruling, that duterte, a china friendly PH president, used as a reasoning for his shift to china. US wouldn't even give PH a mutual defense treaty like they gave taiwan, a much tinier country, maybe 10% of PH landmass. This is why duterte is encountering not enough resistance both in politicians and populace with his china shift.

  • Nelson Condesa

    Nelson Condesa

     yesterday

    Stop claiming anything. Its about to care the Environment. If ever the eart can say they wll wake up the sea making tsunami.

  • Christine Mae

    Christine Mae

     yesterday

    I HATE CHINA!!! MILLION TIMES! US FILIPINOS SHOULD STOP PATRONIZING THEIR PRODUCTS TO SHOW HOW AGAINST ARE WE IN THEIR MOVEMENTS!!!! URGHHH

  • Rocih Dcs

    Rocih Dcs

     yesterday

    👀

  • A L

    A L

     yesterday

    带自然的鬼斧神工(

  • Binge Flix

    Binge Flix

     yesterday

    Demon Bannon: "....I was a sailor there..." Lol

  • Binge Flix

    Binge Flix

     yesterday

    Both China and USA are corrupt bullies.

  • Aryon

    Aryon

     yesterday

    Its ridiculous to include Taiwan, a self governing country, under the territory of China and give it the same colour on the map.

  • van mai

    van mai

     yesterday

    Never trust china, never!!!

  • this is green text

    this is green text

     yesterday

    China is doing this cause they are running out of oil and time.

  • Miguel Galarza

    Miguel Galarza

     yesterday

    But they are killing corals, fishes, etc!!?

  • Torper Vazquez

    Torper Vazquez

     yesterday

    After taking all of spratly islands they take Palawan and says it's all part of em.then take the whole southeast asia countries and say
    That also part of spratly islands.

  • Jorge Lucas

    Jorge Lucas

     yesterday

    Ohhh im so sorry for the americans, they are the victim. They never do anything wrong only good things.

  • Joy C

    Joy C

     yesterday

    Is that legal?

  • archie laniba

    archie laniba

     yesterday

    IT IS NOT SOUTH CHINA SEA, IT IS WEST PHILIPPINE SEA