外文标题：China building possible airfield in South China Sea: US
WASHINGTON: China is building a massive island in the South China Sea that could host an airfield in an area where Beijing is locked in bitter territorial disputes with neighboring states, a US military spokesman said on Friday.
The vast land reclamation project on the Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Islands is one of several pursued by China but the first that could accommodate an airstrip, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Poole said.
"It appears that's what they're working toward," Poole told AFP.
There is also a harbor on the east side of the reef that appears large enough for tankers and naval warships, he added.
In the past three months, China has used dredgers to construct an island about 3,000 yards (meters) long and 200-300 meters wide on the reef, which was previously under water, according to a report Friday by IHS Jane's Defence.
Brown American (USA)
If China can not claim Islands from Japan, Vietnam, then they will build those Islands. It is clear that China is determined to project its power globally. Now China has Foreign Exchange reserve of over $3 Trillion, USA has a debt of over $17 Trillion. How long will USA's Ponzi scheme continue? Does semi-literate Modi understand that?
Prabhu G (Unknown)
well its a multi polar world then
Appa Durai (Coimbatore)
China will grab. land , oceans and may be the atmosphere as well if it is not checked
Prabhu G (Unknown) replies to Appa Durai
well if US can have why cant other countries?
Vietnam started the process of building island first, then China started, but at larger scale
Prabhu G (Unknown) replies to badegg
money speaks bro
Purvesh Khona ()
China will be root cause of WWIII