This satellite image taken on April 28 shows a Chinese Y-8 military transport aircraft on an airstrip on Subi Reef in the Spratly Islands. Photo: Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

Is Beijing readying its airstrips for a military build-up in the South China Sea?

Satellite images show transport plane on Subi Reef in contested Spratly Islands, just 12 nautical miles from Philippine island

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This satellite image taken on April 28 shows a Chinese Y-8 military transport aircraft on an airstrip on Subi Reef in the Spratly Islands. Photo: Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
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