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Security at sea is one of four main areas China's military will focus on, according to the policy document. Photo: AFP

China beefs up ‘open seas protection’ as it reveals construction of lighthouses in disputed South China Sea

China has unveiled a more assertive military strategy with a focus on 'complicated threats and challenges in the oceans' on the same day it confirmed the construction of two lighthouses on reefs in the disputed Spratly Islands. 


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