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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.

4 Nov 2015 - 11:28AM

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.

The scale of South China Sea reclamation projects
‘I can face danger’: Chinese mountaineer films, survives Nepal avalanche a month before quake

Zhang Liang’s experience gives a glimpse of the dangers endured by climbers and guides on the Himalayas, as Nepal and affected countries struggle with the aftermath of the April 25 quake.

28 Apr 2015 - 8:49PM

Zhang Liang’s experience gives a glimpse of the dangers endured by climbers and guides on the Himalayas, as Nepal and affected countries struggle with the aftermath of the April 25 quake.

‘I can face danger’: Chinese mountaineer films, survives Nepal avalanche a month before quake
Chasing ghosts: Where is China’s next wave of empty ‘new towns’?

The South China Morning Post's multimedia “ghost town map” offers one perspective on where the new ghost towns may be in the next five years.

22 Feb 2019 - 12:50PM

The South China Morning Post's multimedia “ghost town map” offers one perspective on where the new ghost towns may be in the next five years.

Chasing ghosts: Where is China’s next wave of empty ‘new towns’?