In 2013, China embarked on a massive land reclamation project, expanding seven reefs in the Spratlys into large artificial islands. Photo: People’s Daily

‘Time for tougher deterrence from China’ as US steps up patrols in South China Sea

  • Chinese analyst says American forces should have to think twice before going ‘too far’ with their activities in the contested waters
Topic |   South China Sea

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In 2013, China embarked on a massive land reclamation project, expanding seven reefs in the Spratlys into large artificial islands. Photo: People’s Daily
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Two B-52H planes also flew over disputed waters on March 4. Photo: EPA-EFE

American B-52 bombers fly over disputed South China Sea for second time in 10 days

  • Planes ‘conduct routine training’, US Pacific Air Force says, reiterating that it does so regularly ‘in support of allies and a free, open Indo-Pacific’
  • It follows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s criticism of ‘China’s illegal island-building in international waterways’
Topic |   South China Sea

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Two B-52H planes also flew over disputed waters on March 4. Photo: EPA-EFE
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