China appears to be preparing for a runway on Mischief Reef. Photo: Reuters

China needs third runway in Spratly Islands to break US grip in South China Sea if tensions escalate, experts say

Comments come after US think tank says satellite imagery indicates preparatory work on third airstrip in Spratly Islands, on Mischief Reef

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China appears to be preparing for a runway on Mischief Reef. Photo: Reuters
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