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Thursday, April 02, 2015

China Seeks Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier With South China Sea Construction

Yongshu IslandChina's 'great wall of sand' in the South China Sea is a bid to strengthen its air superiority in the hotly contested region with an unsinkable aircraft carrier for its military planes, analysts said.

China has so far created more than four square kilometers (1.5 square miles) of artificial landmass using sand and concrete on top of coral reefs on disputed island chains in the South China Sea, U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Harry Harris said in a speech this week.

Harris said China's "great wall of sand" raised suspicions about Beijing's intentions in the region, given its "pattern of provocative actions" in the past.

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