China Raise Stakes In The Spratly Islands
By Paul Homewood
The Spratly Islands have been an increasing source of territorial dispute between China and its neighbours around the South China Sea, notably Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Construction at Kagitingan (Fiery Cross) Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the south China Sea by China
Chinese land reclamation operations at Fiery Cross reef in the South China Sea
This move is the latest escalation in the dispute.
I don’t think China wants them for their tourist potential, as they are only a couple of feet above sea level, and experts tell us they will drown in a few years time.
Which can only leave the abundant deposits of gas and oil!
Meanwhile other “experts”, such as Mark Carney and Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, assure us that oil reserves are stranded assets, and that China is going to save us all from global warming by building loads of wind turbines.
Perhaps they might care to tell us why China is going to such lengths occupy the Spratlys?