The lighthouse on Johnson South Reef in the Spratly islands have been officially opened, said Xinhua. Photo: CSIS

China activates lighthouses on disputed Spratly Island reefs, stressing they are purely to ensure navigational safety

China has started operating two lighthouses on a reef on the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea - stressing the move is out of concern for civilian safety - even as the United States continues to consider sending its warships close to China's artificial islands in the region.


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