hi sndef888Does anyone else think China should continue reclaiming Fiery Cross Reef? Its has the most strategic position in the Spratlys, relatively far away from reefs controlled by other countries, located right in the middle of the SCS beside shipping lanes, and most importantly has the most potential for future reclamation.
Look at the satellite image of the reef. The eastern part, if reclaimed would be over 30 km squared, larger than Macau. And that's not including the unreclaimed western parts and the small tracts connecting the two.
It could be turned into an actual city with up to a few hundred thousand inhabitants like Maldives instead of just a military outpost, solidifying China's position in the area greatly.
exactly, that is called "quit while your are ahead"hi sndef888
From my perspective A BIG NO, it will create a big REGIONAL BACKLASH that will erased all the gains it had diplomatically from the last 4 years. And also what military advantages does it do, all island is within range from HAINAN.