Imagery of the Yulin naval base on the southern tip of China’s Hainan Island was taken July 31. Image: Google; Maxar Technologies
Imagery of the Yulin naval base on the southern tip of China’s Hainan Island was taken July 31. Image: Google; Maxar Technologies

China expands submarine base near South China Sea, satellite images show

  • Work has been under way at the Yulin Naval Base off Yalong Bay in Hainan for years, including for a dry dock for Type 002 aircraft carriers
  • China’s tourism push for Hainan island in the 1980s and 1990s ignored security requirements for original piers at the base, military analyst says

Imagery of the Yulin naval base on the southern tip of China’s Hainan Island was taken July 31. Image: Google; Maxar Technologies
Imagery of the Yulin naval base on the southern tip of China’s Hainan Island was taken July 31. Image: Google; Maxar Technologies
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