Website shows photos from disputed reef in S. China Sea

(From the Guardian)

A Chinese website has published photographs from one of the reefs under China’s control in the disputed South China Sea showing female sailors posing on ocean breakwalls, vegetable gardens being watered and even pigs in a pen.

The slideshow of 17 photographs from Fiery Cross Reef shows how quickly China is developing facilities to support its troops on the newly formed island following major land reclamation.

Sina, one of China’s biggest web portals, put the slideshow online under the headline “Gratifying results on China’s Yongshu Reef: building vegetable greenhouses (and) growing fruit trees.” Read more

 Photo posted to sina.com.cn purportedly showing scene from disputed Fiery Cross Reef in South China Sea. Photograph: sina.com.cn

Photo posted to sina.com.cn purportedly showing scene from disputed Fiery Cross Reef in South China Sea. Photograph: sina.com.cn

 



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  • China Lee

    I have updated the list of Chinese super-weapons to include the Chinese YJ-12 ramjet ASCM. The YJ-12 can also be an ARM (ie. anti-radiation missile) according to Deagel.

    By the way, all Chinese ballistic and cruise missiles are thermonuclear-capable.

    1. The Chinese C-803 ASCM has a terminal stage of Mach 2.
    2. The Chinese YJ-18 ASCM has a maneuverable warhead with a terminal speed of Mach 3.
    3. The Chinese YJ-12 ASCM ramjet has a terminal speed of Mach 4.
    4. The Chinese CM-400AKG ASM has a terminal speed of Mach 5.
    5. Chinese DF-15 SRBMs travel at Mach 6.
    6. Chinese DF-21 MRBMs travel at Mach 10.
    7. Chinese DF-3A IRBMs travel somewhere between Mach 10 and Mach 25.
    8. Chinese DF-5A, DF-31A, and DF-41 ICBMs travel at Mach 25.
    9. The Chinese JL-2 SLBM is a navalized DF-31 ICBM and travels at Mach 25.