PLAN SCS Bases/Islands/Vessels (Not a Strategy Page)

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  1. ahojunk
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    Yes, reclamation is occurring on Zhaoshu (Tree) Island. I hope to post more recent pictures as soon as I can locate them.

    China will leave the existing trees as is on the island. And they will plant more trees on the newly reclaimed areas.
     
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    Some pictures of the Sansha Law Enforcement Vessel #1.

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    February 10, 2016. Soldiers planting coconut trees on Subi Island.
    The start of making the island green and beautiful. Coconut trees are suitable for the island.
    Imagine this in a few years time - A nice vacation with windswept, swaying coconut trees at night.

    Zhubi.渚碧礁.Subi.0.2016-02-10a_planting-coconut-trees.jpg

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    The seedlings for the coconut trees comes from the south-west corner of Subi Island. There is a a seedling field next to the original outpost.

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    So this ship represents all law enforcement agencies of Sansha? Which agencies does that include?
     
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    China built Helicopter base for ASW in Duncan island
    http://thediplomat.com/2016/02/sate...res-land-at-new-sites-in-the-paracel-islands/

    Satellite images show dredging and land filling by China at two new sites in the South China Sea, both in the Amphitrite group of the Paracel Islands, approximately 15 kilometers north-northwest of China’s military base at Woody (Yongxing) Island.

    Also newly visible is a helicopter base under construction at Duncan Island, another site in the Paracels, suggesting that Beijing may develop a network of bases in the South China Sea to support anti-submarine warfare helicopters, such as its recently deployed ASW Z-18F.

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    The most recent dredging, which began sometime after December 2, 2015, is creating new terrain on the reef adjacent to North Island, held by the PRC since 1950. 5.5 kilometers northwest of North Island, at China-occupied Tree Island, a cutter suction dredger can be seen expanding a port area and piping sediment onto a new area of land fill. A series of satellite images indicates that the dredging at Tree Island began sometime after October 18, 2015.

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    North Island and Tree Island are both part of wide and shallow reef complexes extending for more than eight kilometers each, and they offer much larger surface areas for exploitation than those available at Woody Island, China’s main installation in the Paracels and the location of China’s first airport in the South China Sea (called the East Sea by Vietnam and the West Philippine Sea by the Philippines).

    Woody Island, which hosts two harbors, numerous radomes, and many new buildings adjacent to an airfield that was significantly expanded in 2014-2015, is crowded and small compared to the installations, including runways, being built by China at Subi and Mischief reefs in the Spratlys, where continuous stretches of curved and straight reef 10 and 14 kilometers long, respectively, have been buried under sand. And China’s new base under construction at Fiery Cross Reef, though only roughly the size of Woody (three square kilometers), already appears to be more sophisticated; extensive structures, likely to serve as water capture reservoirs and fuel bunkers, have been dug into the coral substrate at Fiery Cross and covered with a protective layer of sand, as seen in imagery from January 8, 2016.

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    Planting vegetation on those new islands is very important to prevent erosion.
     
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    excellent strategy ... first quickly reclamated some islands in Spratly (further away from Hainan) and then move to Paracel, which is easier, safer and the whole Paracel already under PRC control
     
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    The Dongsha (Pratas) Atoll is located between Hainan and Taiwan.

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    Some pictures of Dongsha (Pratas) Atoll.

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    Dongsha.东沙.Pratas.2010-06-23a_island-view-1k.jpg

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    How has Taiwan used Pratas Atoll?

    What is its strategic value other than expanding the EEZ?
     
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