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The scale of South China Sea reclamation projects

The scale of South China Sea reclamation projects

Five governments claim islands in the Spratlys archipelago of the South China Sea. Each has constructed structures and reclaimed land, but the speed and scale at which China has built has gone unrivalled so far. In this interactive graphic, we cut out man-made features from islands with available satellite imagery and displayed them at scale with each other.


Hong Kong's Joao Moreira to shed extra pounds in Sapporo

As knowledge of Joao Moreira's record-breaking exploits grew during the off season so did his waistline, and he hopes a heavy workload in Hokkaido this weekend will shed excess pounds ahead of the season opener at Sha Tin on September 6. Hong Kong's reigning champion will contest the World All-Star Jockeys series, stretched over two days at Sapporo racecourse, riding in 10 of the 12 races both today and tomorrow - the total of 20 rides representing more than a week's worth of racing in Hong Kong.

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