China and Vietnam are among several countries with overlapping claims in the Spratly Islands and surrounding waters. Photo: Reuters
China and Vietnam are among several countries with overlapping claims in the Spratly Islands and surrounding waters. Photo: Reuters

South China Sea: Vietnam expands outposts in contested Spratly Islands, says US think tank

  • Hanoi created 170 hectares of new land in disputed archipelago in 2022, according to report
  • Satellite images show islands with dredged ports capable of hosting large vessels

China and Vietnam are among several countries with overlapping claims in the Spratly Islands and surrounding waters. Photo: Reuters
China and Vietnam are among several countries with overlapping claims in the Spratly Islands and surrounding waters. Photo: Reuters
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