A Philippines coastguard ship sails past a Chinese coastguard vessel near Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
A Philippines coastguard ship sails past a Chinese coastguard vessel near Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP

Beijing fills satellite gaps for close eye on disputed South China Sea

  • Space programme contractor CASC’s annual blue book reports that remote sensing was enhanced in 2022 of all its claimed islands and waters
  • Monitoring has also been improved over the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, which are also the subject to competing claims

A Philippines coastguard ship sails past a Chinese coastguard vessel near Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
A Philippines coastguard ship sails past a Chinese coastguard vessel near Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
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