— Sponsored by Ghost Hunter Apps


South China Sea: Beijing builds new 'ILLEGAL' island city risking infuriating Trump

JOE DUGGAN, 03/27/2019

CHINA will develop a new island city in the disputed South China Sea despite Donald Trump’s administration branding it “illegal”.  

The Beijing regime will plough ahead with turning sites near the city of Sansha into a “national key strategic service and logistics base”, the South China Morning Post reports. US experts fear the move could flare up tensions as China expands its military influence in the South China Sea. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hit out at Beijing’s ”illegal island-building in international waterways” over the development at Woody Island, Tree and Drummond.

Jeffrey Engstrom, a senior policy analyst with US think tank Rand Corp, told Newsweek: "It seems that the proposed infrastructure on and near Woody Island is still in early stages of planning.

"However, if built, additional basing infrastructure and logistics nodes allow China’s People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, coast guard and the maritime militia to further expand presence and operational tempo in the South China Sea (SCS).

"This has the ability to raise tensions by placing even more pressure than we have witnessed so far on the other SCS claimants and routine US military activity in the region.”

President Xi Jinping's Communist regime sees the South China Sea as part of its historic territory, with the US objecting to Beijing’s claim.

Parts of the sea - one of the busiest maritime routes in the world - are also claimed by Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Last week, the US scrambled two B-52H Stratofortress bombers on a “routine mission” towards the disputed waters.

A pair of bombers are also believed to have flown over Chinse-claimed islands the week before.

In November, US Vice President Mike Pence said: “The South China Sea doesn’t belong to any one nation.

"The United States will continue to sail and fly wherever international law allows and our national interests demand.”

The following month, China’s Senior Colonel Dai Xu, said: "If the US warships break into Chinese waters again, I suggest that two warships should be sent: one to stop it and another one to ram it.

"In our territorial waters, we won't allow US warships to create disturbance."

Shi Yinhong, a professor in US-China relations at Renmin University of China, warned the Sansha expansion may spark a “dramatic” response from the US.


Beneath Antarctica’s Ice Is a Graveyard of Dead Continents
Data from a European satellite has revealed the tectonic underworld below the frozen southernmost co...
— S. Rogan (

Man who set up camera to catch a ghost instead catches girlfriend's affair with his 16-year-old son
The father had set up a camera to capture ghosts he believed were haunting his house....
— Finn Sawyer (

The FBI looked into Bigfoot legend, and you can read the documents
Get ready to join the bureau's X-Files division...
— A. Leaf (

What Is a Satoshi?
It is the Smallest Unit on the Bitcoin Blockchain. But there is more to know....
— Finn Sawyer (

A Mythical Form of Space Propulsion Finally Gets A Real Test
Scientists have debated for decades whether the propulsion concept known as EmDrive is real or wishf...
— S. Rogan (

U.S. and Australian navy pilots struck by lasers in South China Sea
China denied that its forces targeted military aircraft...
— Finn Sawyer (


Mongols motorcycle gang fined $500K — but get to keep logo
Genghis Khan might ride again...
— A. Leaf (

Australian finds a $69,000 (USD) gold nugget using metal detector
The 1.4kg nugget is estimated to be worth about $69,000 (USD)...
— Finn Sawyer (

Nutritionist says pizza is better for breakfast than most cereals
What's better to eat for breakfast: pizza or cereal?...
— A. Leaf (

Truth about the mysterious black cube UFOs seen draining energy from Sun
As far as UFO claims go, this one has been one of the most bizarre...
— Finn Sawyer (

Has anyone tried the Impossible Burger? Is it SAFE?
— A. Leaf (

She's Back: Could America's First Stealth Plane Still Fight?
Or should the F-117 stay retired?...
— Finn Sawyer (

Enormous 2000kg Great White shark chokes to death on sea turtle
A Great White shark has choked to death on a sea turtle, a fisherman dramatically revealed on Facebo...
— A. Leaf (

UFO sighting: Does Google Mars photo show crashed alien UFO on the Red Planet?
A UFO has been spotted on the surface of Mars, an alien conspiracy theorist has claimed....
— Finn Sawyer (

Earth's magnetic north pole is moving too fast for experts to keep up.
Now scientists might know why....
— A. Leaf (

Time traveller from 2075 warns of GREAT FLOOD crippling Los Angeles
A SELF-TITLED time traveller from the year 2075 has bizarrely claimed a great flood will wipe out Lo...
— Finn Sawyer (

Trump Is Literally Killing Us
A guest on Fox News representing farmers said that Trump’s trade war is driving some to suicide....
— S.E. Rogue (

ALIENS? Stargazers in northern Norway enjoyed an unexpected light show.
NASA says mysterious dancing blue lights spotted over the Arctic Circle were caused by vapor tests a...
— Finn Sawyer (

"Quality Internet Radio and Podcast Production."
© Copyright - AO2 IT CORP. - 2019. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy