China’s man-made island on Fiery Cross Reef has been described as its “most advanced” artificial base in the South China Sea. Photo: People’s Daily

Freshwater reservoir found at one of Beijing’s artificial islands in the South China Sea

  • Chinese scientists discovered the body of water beneath Fiery Cross Reef and it’s thought to be expanding at a fast rate of 1 metre a year
  • They believe land reclamation has accelerated the process, and similar reservoirs may be forming at other man-made islands
Topic |   China science
China’s man-made island on Fiery Cross Reef has been described as its “most advanced” artificial base in the South China Sea. Photo: People’s Daily
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