China's SCS Strategy Thread


joshuatree

Captain
Re: What military options available now in Spratly Islands.

IMO, an aircraft carrier is needed in order to secure china' s interest. China could tow varyag to park beside the Spratly Island and use it as a airport?
All these actions would be considered provocative and hostile which is probably why all the base building in the Spratlys died down from the 90s, contradicts the peaceful rise image. But if basing of planes and ships are needed, I think it be easier and better secured to just simply build out a runway/base/harbor, like a South China Sea Diego Garcia. At least it would unsinkable. :D
 

sinowarrior

Junior Member
Re: What military options available now in Spratly Islands.

Vietnam is not the only problem, to claim the Spratly island and all the oil and gases beneath it, China needs to deal with the entire ASEAN, plus the odd ROC garrison. Since ASEAN is currently on a good term with China, it is unwise to provoke them for possible oils, at least China needs a quite backyard in order to deal with Taiwan and Japan.
 

kovona

New Member
Re: What military options available now in Spratly Islands.

Just get there before the Viets do, I don't see why we need a military option.
 

caksz

New Member
Re: What military options available now in Spratly Islands.

could someone post pics of installation and military bases in spratly ...
from PRC , Vietnam and all countries that claims it :p
 

joshuatree

Captain
Re: What military options available now in Spratly Islands.

could someone post pics of installation and military bases in spratly ...
from PRC , Vietnam and all countries that claims it :p
I don't think there are a lot of pics out there and the ones that exist are probably dated. But yes, it would be nice to see what kind of developments are out there.
 

bd popeye

The Last Jedi
VIP Professional
Re: What military options available now in Spratly Islands.

Humm?:confused: That top picture looks retouched..not PS but retouched. Enhanced in other words.....

Can someone "google up" the Spratlys and let's see what we can see?? I know those google sat pics are dated but I just want to see them for comparison sake.
 

RavenWing278

Junior Member
Re: What military options available now in Spratly Islands.

I must say.. looks like an awesome holiday destination if it weren't for the fact that its an airbase...=P
 

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