Chinese Website Shows Life On South China Sea Reefs

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Chinese Website Shows Life On South China Sea Reefs
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A number of photographs have been published showing the scale of building projects on artificial reefs in the South China Sea.

The Chinese website features a slideshow of 17 photographs showing a number of different scenes, providing evidence of just how quickly China is developing facilities to support the troops stationed on the new islands, according to Reuters.

Photos show sailors smiling alongside greenhouse

A group of female sailors can be seen posing among vegetable gardens and ocean breakwalls, and pigs in a pen is shown in another photo. The photos were taken on Fiery Cross Reef, which has seen extensive land reclamation and building work.

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One of the biggest websites in China, Sina, published the slideshow with the headline “Gratifying results on China’s Yongshu Reef: building vegetable greenhouse (and) growing fruit trees.”

The South China Sea is currently subject to territorial claims from a number of countries, including the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, and China. It is the Chinese that are pushing the hardest to strengthen their claims, carrying out extensive land reclamation efforts at 7 reefs throughout the Spratly chain.

Other claimants, such as the Philippines and Vietnam, have also used land reclamation as a way of bolstering their claims to the sea, but nothing like the scale of the work that Beijing has carried out. The industrial scale of its projects has caused alarm among the rival claimants, as well as provoking criticism from the United States.

South China Sea: A strategically important area

The South China Sea is one of the most important shipping routes in the world, and is also home to rich fishing grounds. Its strategic importance makes it a key part of China’s strategy to challenge U.S. primacy in the region, and reset the relationship between the two countries.

There was no photo accreditation for the images, but it appears that they were found on a variety of other sites including state radio and one celebrity gossip site.

One image shows a group of 6 female sailors posing on a wall, with a greenhouse visible behind them. In another photo, a female sailor can be seen next to a stone plinth which features the inscription “Awe-inspiring South China Sea.”

A number of the photos show the greenhouse, perhaps emphasizing the potential self-sufficiency of the base. It appears as though the sailors stationed on Fiery Cross Reef are not forced to subsist on military rations, given the presence of a dozen well-fed pigs in another photo.

Although food is a focus, the military facilities on the reef are not shown. Fiery Cross is home to a new 3,000 meter runway which can handle any plane in China’s armed forces, as well as airborne early-warning radar systems. These installations are clearly visible from commercial satellite images, but Beijing presumably does not want to emphasize the military nature of the facilities.

Talks to address potential flashpoint

The land reclamation project has come in for increasing criticism from the U.S., and officials in Washington have accused Beijing of doing little to reduce tensions in the region. A recent announcement from China stated that the land reclamation work was almost finished, but facilities would continue to be built on the new islands.

Beijing is keen to stress that the new islands will primarily be used for non-military purposes such as maritime search and rescue, disaster relief, environmental protection and navigation.

Tensions in the South China Sea will be an important part of high-level talks due to take place in Washington D.C. next week between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and China’s State Councilor Yang Jiechi. U.S. officials have underlined their commitment to maintaining dialogue with China regarding the territorial disputes, as well as the issue of cyber security, human rights and climate change.

Growing international concern over Chinese intentions

Dennis Richardson, the secretary of the Australian defense department, has also weighed in on the tensions in the region. “The land reclamation activity by China in the South China Sea has been at a pace and scale in the last two years beyond anything we have previously seen. It dwarfs what the other claimant states have done, and the size of the land reclamation does raise questions about its purpose,” he said.

Concerns are growing over Beijing’s plans in the South China Sea, and the fact remains that there is little that can be done to halt the work. China is becoming increasingly belligerent in the region as building work continues, and even told a U.S. surveillance plane to leave the airspace near the new islands a few weeks ago.

Some commentators believe that politicians in Beijing are testing Washington’s willingness to act in the region, and challenging U.S. primacy in Asia, where China has long believed that it deserves more respect and authority.

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  1. I know, maybe less than 1000 Filipinos have actually touched or seen those islands and the gov’t has no ability or initiative to do anything useful for them. Yet, they belong to the Philippines?
    This is the perfect issue for corrupt politicians to seize on. They love to distract idiotic, “proud pinoys”. YOu know the ones so proud with no brains?
    If “proud Pinoys” actually thought about it, they would realize policians like Arroyo, Estrada, Marcos, Enrile, etc have done more damage to the country internally than china ever could. Filipinos get mad at China, but keep electing the same politicians.
    Oh, and when a Filipino wants your land, he will forge the title or simply squat on it and claim squatter rights. So much for land rights inside the Philippines.

  2. hahaha QNMLGB lorrrrrr. Taiwanese and mainland Chinese are Chinese ???? yes Both are Chinese descendants. But Taiwanese are not Chinese. Go read any Chinese language on the Internet. Even my hk boss whose ancestors from Guangdong Province said he doesnt want HK to be part of China. THey dont want to stay with a bunch of selfish and ill-mannered mainlanders. China is watching me? Yes They are. So What? I don’t make waves. they will not waste their time watching me typing nonsense.

    You are so brainwashed. Ask any Taiwanese employer in China whether they think Taiwan is part of China. And which China is it? People’s Republic of China or Republic of China?????? Go to hong kong stock exchange’s official website and search Republic of China. and see how many Taiwanese companies are listed there. What do they call their own motherland? You are the one who is heavily brainwashed by the Red Commies.

  3. Go ask any Taiwanese whether they think they are mainland Chinese. Chinese is a vague word in English. It is translated back to Chinese as “hua ren”, “zhong hua de”, “zhong guo de” or “zhong guo ren”. Taiwanese are Hua Ren but won’t be Zhong Guo Ren. Ask them. Don’t let your stupidity blind your eyes.

  4. hahaha Taiwanese and mainland Chinese are Chinese ???? yes Both are Chinese descendants. But Taiwanese are not Chinese. Go read any Chinese language on the Internet. Even my hk boss whose ancestors from Guangdong Province said he doesnt want HK to be part of China. THey dont want to stay with a bunch of idiot mainlanders. China is watching me? Yes They are. So What. I cannot make waves. they will not waste their time watching me typing nonsense.

    You are such an idiot. Ask any Taiwanese employer in China whether they think Taiwan is part of China. And which China is it? People’s Republic of China or Republic of China?????? Go to http://www.hkexnews.hk and search Republic of China. and see how many Taiwanese companies are listed there. What do they call their own motherland? You are the one who is heavily brainwashed by the Red Commies.

  5. In 2008, Taiwan announced a new 3,900-foot airstrip had been completed on the island that would support search and rescue operations. It also could support military aircraft, as Taiwan’s president proved that year when he landed in a C-130 transport plane. The island now has a radar station, meteorological center and permanent troop support facilities for a Taiwanese marine unit. More recently, Taiwan has begun a modest reclamation effort near the airstrip, which may be part of a proposed $100 million port designed to handle frigates and coast guard cutters.

    On the Spratly Island of Zhongye Dao, the Philippine air force announced in June 2014 that $11 million had been allocated to upgrade the 4,200-foot runway and navy port facilities. Aside from the air field, which has been able to accommodate C-130s since 2002, the island has a military detachment and small civilian population.

    Malaysia is also in the Spratly picture. In early 2013, the Chinese held naval exercises near James Shoals, a reef some 50 miles off Malaysia’s Borneo state of Sarawak, which Malaysia claims and is considered part of the Spratlys. In October 2013, Malaysian Defense Minister Hishamuddin Hussein announced his country’s plan to establish a marine corps that would be stationed at a new naval base to be constructed at Bintulu in Sarawak.

    The United States, for example, is increasing its military presence in the area, though its mainland is 7,000 miles away and its closest states, Alaska and Hawaii, are 4,500 and 6,000 miles away respectively.

    So now tell me, backfired? Talk about ignorance

  6. Your original post: “Most CHINESE girls” are ugly . . . different from “Chinese Government” as you corrected in your reply, make up your mind if you want to be taken serious . . . I’m an expat living in China, I see those girls wearing Police, Army, Navy, Immigration, Airlines, Train uniforms, true, not all of them are pretty, but we can’t deny there are plenty of pretty girls everywhere, Army girls are not the exception, now if you were a flower producer, would not be wise to use the best flowers for advertisement?

  7. 1. Mouthful dripping their pants? What kind of sentence is that? HAHAH!

    2. Why we would wish to be there? They don’t even look like girls! hahaha!

  8. You call yourself a Critic? My goodness!!!!!!, u r really a White Coconut of United Sick American, where did u get all these info? From your White Friend or from yahoo? From Google? , from western media? U must be a Nut-White American! , and furthermore, don’t try to talk nonsense here, r u a white American troll , trying to provoke here, did you know China and Taiwan r all chinese. OMG what a White American Troll. SCS is not Irad or Afghanistan , u White American troll don’t you come here and make a mess here, China is watching you.

  9. Well if they are all the same, what’s up with the noise, just because it is related to China’s rise in the global arena? Come on, we must not fall into this cod war era mind set, we are an advanced society

  10. Vietnam and Philippines built their installations back in the year 2000 and later, how is that for “backfire” my warmongering friend? Does that mean, the Diego Garcia island was ok to be forcibly taken from the inhabitants just to make it an American nuclear base, because there was no DOC or anything similar? Talk about bigotry!

  11. Indeed you are right, Vietnam and Philippines built their installations back in the year 2000 and later, how is that for “backfire”, warmongering friend? Does that mean, the Diego Garcia island was ok to be forcibly taken from the inhabitants just to make it an American nuclear base, because there was no DOC?

  12. “Most of the comments are proof of how ignorance can be a great tool to gather support from the ignorant masses” – indeed you are correct. you are totally ignorant. those 2 countries alrready built those structures PRIOR to the DOC (declaration of conduct) signed both by china and the ASEAN in 2002, which china has been obviously disrespecting & violating right now by reclaiming in a very huge scale on the present day. try to do some research first before you accuse commenters about their “ignorance” which definitely just backfired on you.

  13. @thero ! u r a hopeless White American ! , when u r a Meat Eater, don’t complain or make any comment about people eating Dog Meat. (as a matter of facts! White American alway have this type of problem: There is a Chinese saying “????” (Zéi h?n zhu? zéi) meaning , A thief is shouting and crying for attention for others to catch a thief. thief ) . Don’t you think you r quite silly! . why you so bother about my teeth . For your infor: I don’t eat meat .

  14. u r a hopeless White American ! , when u r a Meat Eater, don’t complain or make any comment about people eating Dog Meat. (as a matter of facts! White American alway have this type of problem: There is a Chinese saying “????” (Zéi h?n zhu? zéi) meaning , A thief is shouting and crying for attention for others to catch a thief. thief ) . Don’t you think you r quite silly! . why you so bother about my teeth . I don’t meat .

  15. Lohani wrote “Daniel Russel, assistant secretary of state for East Asia, said in a telephone interview: “Reclamation isn’t necessarily a violation of international law”

    Reclamation on an artificial island more than 200 miles from your Exclusive Economic Zone is a violation of international laws.

    And according to international laws, an artificial island more than 200 miles from your coastlines DOES NOT GIVE A RIGHT TO SOVEREIGNTY.

    China is violating the laws left and right and here you are defending your thieving government as usual.

  16. Wow. Are you ignorant or something???? Logic. I bet that you are the allegedly a 50-paid cent troll. The West is falling while the East is rising? Are you really freaking shitting on me?? China is not as powerful as you think, even friends from the government confessing that to me. You are either dumb or ignorant to believe whatever the PRC administration is adversting.
    Look at the property market, do you believe everything they said? The market is healthy? Are you serious?? If you have time, go check the listed PRC property developers in the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Most of them represent the heavyweight companies in the PRC. Then you check how many land reserve they currently have and how many years they can spend developing these land reserve. In other words, they are stuck with these empty, in-progress, and completed properties that the commoners can barely afford.
    The East is rising. Yeah, right. Sue me if you want. But that is what your master always do. Btw, is your wife writing a diary with your leader in your bedroom, while you are working you butt off here in an attempt to swing public opinions?
    You are a real troll.
    If these little tiny islands belong to our great motherland, I believe it belongs to Taiwan instead of PRC. i don’t want my beautiful land grabbed by some resource-thirsty evil commies.

  17. If China and Japan were to combine together and form a more powerful China, then China would have a much easier time taking over any variety of smaller countries. Of course, this may certainly need at least 10 more years, especially to combine military at the same time as technology advancement. Eventually, this more powerful China will become an overwhelming threat to America. This is exactly what happens in my screenplay titled; “The Last President” by Douglas Paige at; driveme89123yahoocom and asking only $1.7 million.

  18. China never stop real fishermen from small countries, but if they are some military men who pretend to be fishermen, intend to do military reconnaissance, then they will be driven away. On the contrary, many fishermen from China was captured by PH.

  19. 100% correct ,you only need to go to china to see how ugly they are,that why chineses in america dont liked chineses because,they are so ugly

  20. you only need to go to china to see how chineses girl look—–fell from hell,to ding bat from hell,chin suk-cox never a good looking,only propaganda select are ok 1 out 1,000,000

  21. Daniel Russel, assistant secretary of state for East Asia, said in a telephone interview:
    “Reclamation isn’t necessarily a violation of international law

  22. And the manner with which this chinese monstrosity in the open sea came about is acceptable to the world? The civilized world is OK with this uncivilized–nay, criminal–behavior? Are we heading back to the middle ages?

  23. do you eat Cow, turkey, chicken, pig , fish . goat ? when life is concerned. dost it make any difference? you are an idiot! Unless you are a Vegetarian! Don’t think you are so great, come here to teach and comments about English. let me tell you , open your eyes and see ” The West is falling , the East is rising ” , is the recycle . Take my advice learn some Chinese, you will need it in the near future. let me teach you how to speak , come fellow me [ wo shi da ben dan.]

  24. Lohani wrote “Like the 800 US military bases around the globe?Or like the 28 installations by Vietnam on disputed islands ?
    And how about the 8 installations on disputed islands of the Philippines?”

    Those US military bases are in allied territories with PERMISSION and TREATY AGREEMENTS from those allied countries.

    Your communist China violated the international laws governing land and sea (UNCLOS) by grabbing territories of other nations 800 miles from China’s southernmost territory of Hainan.

    And those eight Philippine Spratley islands you mentioned? They are all within the Philippines’ EEZ.

    By the way, this is Jojo. Yeah, remember me? I busted your weak and silly arguments on Yahoo forums.

  25. These Chinese girls don’t look like army girls, and for sure they are not farmer girls, they look like the type of girls that sit down and paint their finger nails all day.
    It could be that the girls are from Xi Jinping escort service

  26. The native people in Diego Garcia were exiled and they are refugees in Seychelles and other African nations. Nuclear or no nuclear, the Americans should return the Island to its people. Period. South China Sea dispute should also be resolved peacefully.

  27. You sir are an idiot. If you did your research a little better, Diego Garcia was first taken by the French then the British and then the US. And there is no nuclear facility on the atoll. Get your facts straight.

  28. I agree with you about this land grabbing, but history does not lie, stop living the lies we have been told for decades, that’s right, if you did not know 90% of the wars waged for the past 14 years, were the result of the aggressive American Foreign Policy, in which case neither you or I have a saying to prevent any plans to take over the world, I am sure the Diego Garcia island was not a gift from the islanders to make it a nuclear base for the American government, how does that sums up to our false flag we use as an excuse for “Freedom and Democracy?

  29. Most of the comments are proof of how ignorance can be a great tool to gather support from the ignorant masses, Vietnam and the Philippines have also being building in the disputed islands, why don’t we hear that from the biased media?

  30. Steven you have been watching old movies, Chinese girls are hot, you want proof? Open an account on Weibo or QQ, there is your proof

  31. You feel bad about the Filipinos, how about the inhabitants of the Diego Garcia island, whose home was taken by American Forces and converted into a nuclear base for the US government? Power corrupts even the best minds, we are no different here.

  32. No country in this earth are perfect, not USA, not China or any of the European countries or any of the Asian countries, even Middle East. They all has their own problem. No country treat other country as equal level, that’s where the problem began. Wanna to live in a peace world, all I know is we are out of our mind.

  33. Pictures lie. Are they really hot?? Are there any photoshop masters here???? They can easily spot that all these girls are photoshopped to look attractive. But in fact, they look ugly, or even fugly.

  34. The poor Filipino fishermen cannot fish anymore from the sea they had been fishing for centuries.Greedy, grabbing Chinese.Who can stop them ??????

  35. You can fly all day over those Vietnamese or Phil islands without being asked to leave. Besides, they are not building military bases, nor making up islands in a water territory belonging to another country. China is the hypocrite.

  36. There’s nothing the poor Philippine Government,Vietnam and other claimants can do but keep their mouth open in disgust while China continue to steal especially the Philippines,part of their reefs and sea.

  37. @thero ! May God blessed you , I hope you are not an idiot? @thero let me teach you some Chinese, u just fellow me and say it loud ” Wo shi bai chi “

  38. @Pimpin! At the end of the day ! you want China to clean up the mess created by the USA(United Sick American). You must be a Nut! . @Pimpin don’t just talk big , ask your USA give it a try, then u will know whether it
    is Cheap or Expensive.

  39. big brother, you must be one of those pro Beijing communist,Thanks but no thanks, my own lady is much better looking, may be that what
    you always do on your spare time, ” whacking your own little monkey.”

  40. yeah the Chinese are the only people in the world that have pretty girls in the media. I wish the US would use some at football and basketball games. And think how much better car shows would be.

  41. @thero! I m not here to learn English! I m not interested in English either. @thero I have no choice , I have force my self to learn English, inorder to make you ( your distorted white American Brain ) to understand. Let me teach you how to speck Chinese , fellow me thero! and say ” wo shi bai ren fang Zi”

  42. @thero ! I’m not here for learn English. I m interested either . Theron! I have no choice, I have to learn a bit of English inorder to make you (Distorted white American Brain ) to understand.

  43. Hahaha, this is totally fake and staged by commie china for good publicity. These girls are much better looking than the typical chinese prostitutes in my area – hahaha

  44. IDK, Filipinos really like to land grab. Squatters & agrarian reform are perfect examples of it.
    So just think of the Chinese as squatting on those islands. Filipinos love squatters.

  45. Agreed, sadly.
    If the Philippines was there, it would be filled with shanty homes and there would be trash everywhere. And somehow there would be 50 begging street kids.
    The reason the Philippines is being bullied is their own fault. Decades of rampant corruption has led to the weakest military in Asia. The poorest economy with very high unemployment and education levels that would be embarrassing to any other country.
    My god, even in times of potential war, Filipinos cannot put aside their greed to nationalize. 2 Generals were found to have pocketed about $1 Million USD in a shady helicopter deal. The helo’s they purchased were shoddy and of the 10, only 3 of them passed inspection and were flight worthy.
    Filipinos lack any ability to work together for their own greater good. What was the last road, bridge, or gov’t project that actually lasted more than 5 years before crumbling (other than the skyway or other tolls)? Each time we see a construction site or gov’t road repair, we all know its a scam by the local mayor to loot the budget, but what do we do? Nothing! We watch every mayor in every city get wealthy being openly corrupt, but you don’t care. EVERY road in every town is just awful and that is everything there like schools, ports, gov’t service, etc. It turns out most of the kidnappers and robbers are police officers.
    It is a crab mentality country where friends, family, politicians, gov’t, or strangers jump at the first chance to cheat each other. Sadly, the culture has become too corrupt.
    You morons are more concerned with a couple of rocks in the ocean the Philippines could never explore or develop anyway. Yet somehow you care less about the state of your own city, town, or country. The politicians you morons elect have done and are currently doing more damage to the Philippines than China ever would with those islands.
    Sikatuna just says what we all know. Call him Chinese or what you want, but you know its true.
    So Lee and e mar, you call yourselves “proud pinoys”, but I see little you should be proud of. I consider sikatuna to be more of a patriot as he can honestly say what is true and painfully obvious. At least he is willing to identify and address the problem, while you morons simply state empty “proud pinoy” chants.

  46. All of these pictures are just a front. “Be used for non-military purposes”? Don’t fool us China, we know you have hidden agendas in that Islands… And oh, STOP KILLING and EATING DOGS, you DISGUSTING PEOPLE!!!

  47. If the Philippines was there, it would be filled with shanty homes and there would be trash everywhere. And somehow there would be a hundred begging street kids.

  48. The Vietnamese and the Filipino are mouthful dripping their pants wishing they were there uh! The Vietnamese and the Filipino should sucking each other at their islands.

  49. @thero , I m not here to learn English and I m not interested either . ” loser always whine about their Winer.” I got no choice , I have you learn how to write some English inorder to make u understand.

  50. Chinese girls mostly are ugly, the girls shown on the pictures here are exceptionally beautiful, they are models and definitely not the army girls. China government did this for a reason, may be they want the world to beholds and keep quiet about it’s invasion.

  51. Looks like China shipped over some car show models and put them in military fatigues.

    How adorable.

    Now let’s bomb the hell out of the place.

  52. There ARE two points being made in the above article. The reclamation and how the greenhouse and fruit trees are quote ” providing evidence of just how quickly China is developing facilities to support the troops stationed on the new islands, according toReuters.”

  53. Great Pr job by the PLA! So let’s think…are the girls really PLAN…probably models. Just look at the poses and the fit of the uniforms…definitely not standard military issue. So what is the PLA trying to say…hmmm….just look here about the girls, not the done deal on our new occupied military outposts. I’m just waiting for the Chinese to save lives during a storm. Could be at least one positive from all this.

  54. wheres the all talk no action come from? we are involved with killing and hunting down terrorist in like 10 countries now. What’s the all powerful China doing to help?…. Oh wait,.. There not, instead they’d rather be a part of the problem and hack and steal patents from us…. i didn’t vote for O’Buma either, he is a loser. but the vast majority of us are not like the media depicts us. and china will be in over their head if they really want to push the envolope. we might have a lot of red tape to get through to get stuff done, but dont think for a minute that we won’t send that sand back to the bottom of the ocean. numbers only add up to body bags against our military, and just like the crap at walmart. your military hardware is just a cheap rip off. #HonorCourageCommitment

  55. The government is showing the world what it wants them to see, and you cannot make a judgment like that based on government approved PR photos.

  56. of course! you stupid Kuo, who in the right mind will post weapons. That would be a bad move for China.

    also I wan to qoute what you have said

    Once the Chinese facilities are complete at the center of South China Sea, the safe and free passage of any cargoes and other ships will be guaranteed. – at what cost? hahaha

  57. LOL sikatuna before you lambaste your own race, you might wanna take a look how China took care it’s environment.. did you know that they greatly attribute for the rapid decline of Elephants and endangered sea creatures due to illegal fishing and poaching?. Might wanna also study mandarin since you favor China rather protect your own, sigh typical flips no wonder they don’t won any war, too many traitors.

  58. Sikatuna, either you are a stupid un- nationalistic Filipino or you are a freaking Chinese impostor posting as a Filipino. No body buys your crappy talk, boy!

  59. I’m sure the guys there are having the time of their lives. Plenty of young women, great weather, and right on the beach.

  60. i think the Chinese are better off keeping the spratlys islets. looks like they manage them well. while we Flips will just destroy it by dynamite fishing, cyanide fishing, and no infrastructures like china has built. just look at the islets we still occupy. Pag-asa island has a damaged runway, no harbors for ships. they had APCs rusting and looking like iron scraps and at Ayungin islet we have a navy ship that run aground rusting and our Marines used it as barracks looking like squatters. we are basically losers. Winner takes all its China. besides its too late now. with our refurbished armed forces another losers. lets accept the truth.

  61. These plants and vegetables are planted in the same old premise located on the reef.. nothing new here… Many eager to see how life on the new Fiery Cross Reef, but folks, i think you got to wait for few more years. Those Chinese just cant simply turn Fiery Cross into Manhattan within days.

  62. Like the 800 US military bases around the globe?
    Or like the 28 installations by Vietnam on disputed islands ?
    And how about the 8 installations on disputed islands of the Philippines?

  63. Are we going to fly over the military installations and runways on 28 disputed island by the Vietnamese? Or on the 8 disputed islands by the Philippines?
    Or is America going to be hypocritical and selective in her treatment of this issue?
    As per usual.

  64. Soon, we’ll find out who China has to pay rent to, to use those Islands. We just need to establish the real landlord. hahaha.

  65. China is amazing. They fake everything. Even islands. They are building on REEFS! Imagine the damage they have done. These are sanctuaries for marine animals.
    They have destroyed their seas, now they are are destroying the ocean. And we look and wait just like the Nazi days.
    Soon the world will realize, that the Politburo will not be satisfied, and the Chinese will claim all the lands… like the Nazis, like the Imperialist Japan.
    War is coming.

  66. OH YES!!GOOD OR BAD INTENTIONS ,STILL IT DOESN’T BELONG TO YOU NOR YOUR GOVERNMENT. AREN’T YOU ASHAMED YOU ACQUAIRED A PROPERTY THROUGH STEALING?TSK TSK!! BET YOUR ANSWER IS NOPE BECAUSE IT’S A NORM TO BULLY,STEAL,LIE IN CHINA…

  67. SpeedRUs@ sounds like your a child molester.

    Commie China need to be blown away. Just shows you they are building up their military on that fake island and will use it offensively.

  68. Wow, Nice looking ladies stationed there. Make love, not war. Yeah! I’ll make friends with them instead all you loser trash talkers posting here. Ain’t you ding dongs got better things to do in your lousy lives?

  69. Lots of armchair warriors out tonight. The emphasis is ‘armchair…’ because Americans talk, no action. There is never going to be a conflict because of world public opinion. By the time you losers stop whining like little girlies blaming China for everything under the sun, you’ll be on your knees asking for handouts …. in 20 years. Already Russia and China are going to trade in Yuan and Roubles for their resources. Goodbye petrodollar. Hello printing more money. Hello crash. Goodbye modern Roman empire. America is toast. Keep whining. Keep feeding your kid’s brains with dope. I am sure that is the best way to compete in a more dynamic world … losers.

    Go back and watch Trump on reality TV because, admit it, that is what you are doing. Armchair warriors. Head in the sand.

  70. Good thing I am not in the military anymore, I will probably hesitate to shoot a beautiful Chinese. Definitely this place is a military installation.

  71. They’re advertising the beauty of Chinese women. Them girls produce very fast, Faster than you can afford to buy groceries to feed them babies. China was, is, and will maintain its supremacy of human population. Who would dare to mess with China? Watch out for the stampede, forget about the fancy bombs and arsenals.

  72. Look the pictures. Indeed the facilities are for peaceful missions. There are no offensive weapons. Once the Chinese facilities are complete at the center of South China Sea, the safe and free passage of any cargoes and other ships will be guaranteed. Otherwise, the South China Sea will become gulf Aden. Didn’t you see very recently there was a giant oil tank was hijacked at the South China Sea?

  73. 2cents u r funny ! China is Building and USA is provoking and destroying created War every way . Don’t forget the fellower of USA (United Sick American) , they r also funny , they just fellow blindly…….. And is funny.

  74. Obummer is going soon then we will have war hawk
    Clinton to show the Chinese how to deal. Hillary give me money or hire my husband Bill for one of his famous speeches and u can have anything u want. Oh woe is us.

  75. that is what the US needs to do close our borders to Goods made in China and bring those jobs back home the Chinese will drown try to leave those ilsands fast enough

  76. Is not funny ! 2cents ! U r funny “China is building! Not destroying! See the difference between China and USA? ” Don’t forget those USA fellower , they r funny , they just fellow the White Western Trouble Maker (USA=United Sick American ) blindly .

  77. i hope that the philippines have some of the girls from Angeles City staying there as rescuers for the sailors who are shipwrecked there. hmmmmmmmmmm so nice for them much better then Chinese sailors who will cut ur nuts off if they are told to do it by the party bosses. who do they think will believe this lie.

  78. i think we all know viet nam and the phillippines are not going to restrict anyone from doing anything in the region can the same thing be said of china its time to kick them in the shins and show them the USA will stop them when Obummer is gone.

  79. because the Chinese don’t own the island. Tell them to show the world any proofs that they are the rightful owner, we would stop calling them out as thieves.

  80. The vietnamese and Philippine are also doing the same thing to make those islands as military bases. Why didn’t anyone talk about that until the Chinese started to follow them? Is this fair?

  81. Vietnam, Japan, Philippines, Al-Qaeda and ISIS are our allies. We should do everything we can to hide their wrong doings and help their finances and recruitment efforts.

  82. F@#$% typical Communist propaganda. Nothing but a bunch of thugs, thief, sly and devious Red-China. This world does not have justice any more. Before Russian took Ukraine, and now Red-China took SE Asia Sea + they are proudly show the world. Do you dare to do anything about me?
    Western world leaders have any input?

  83. Nice photos of peaceful life in a supposedly harmless reclaimed island meant to be real military base, now transformed into a vegetable farm. Show how sexy girls in uniform in front of a harmless greenhouse. China spent multi-billions of dollars to make those islands to grow vegetables and to be guarded by females soldiers. Wow.

    China is trying real hard to show a supposed peaceful intent for those islands. Didn’t they say these islands were for research, and search-and-rescue? There’s nothing better than to feed those rescued seaman who get lost at sea once in a century with fresh vegetables from the green house. And don’t forget the salad dressing…..yummmmm.

    My heart goes out for those murdering Chinese communist humanitarians.

    The US, Philippines, and Japan should really be impressed by this.

  84. Vietnam has done reclamation, construction work on a minimum of 28 disputed islands.
    The Philippines has done work on 8 disputed islands.
    Lets have pictures of their runways and military barracks. Good look sailors would be a bonus.

  85. Wow!!!! It’s beautiful!!! It’s nothing like the islands I used to go to in the Pacific Ocean back in the 1960s. And beautiful young female sailors!!!! I thought all they have on these islands were a dozen construction workers. I was wrong!!

    Our islands I used to go to were bare, just huts, all middle age or older men, and gooney birds all over the airstrip runway.

  86. Phocking SNEAKY VaaaChina, so SNEAKY they put women on those dispute reefs, they know Vietnam and Filipino won’t harm women. PHOCK!!! What next, they gonna ship children??? That’s human shield!!! SNEAKY ruthless VaaaChina!!!!

  87. “”Gratifying results on China’s Yongshu Reef: building vegetable greenhouse (and) growing fruit trees.””

    Like this has *anything* to do with why they made these islands..

  88. That’s what china is known for: stealing! I am going to do something about this! I will never ever buy chinese made products ever again! I’m declaring an economic war against china!

  89. do they know that the land they are standing has been land grab from their neighbors. if they do, the Chinese are really proud to be a land grabber.

  90. the chinese have really taken over as the worlds most powerful country after america over six years without a PRESIDENT has completely fallen apart!

  91. They probably ship those girls out right after the photo shoot. Typical communist propaganda…they might have pulled this out straight from the Kim Jung Il’s playbook.

  92. In WWII, Japanese men may not happy with all Chinese ladies because they were not very pretty. Look at them at the Greenhouse! I think Japanese & American want to go there now.
    Hey boys! there are enough ChinCom Ladies for all…!

  93. But you have to admit, it’s a good troll post by the Chinese, I’d even say it’s better than their trolling the Russians about the Armata.

  94. Still it doesn’t make it right to steal other’s island make it theirs and now show forced life on it.
    Free South China sea!!!!

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