Satellite photos show the speed, scale and ambition China has exerted to assert ownership over South China Sea islands, far from the mainland.
In addition to the original BBC article, here is another article from the Telegraph with some aerial imagery showing the extent of this geo-engineering project. This has plenty of geopolitical implications and the United States government is on record saying that it is “concerned.”
Questions to Ponder: Why is China building up this island? What advantage would that give them? Why aren’t other countries with competing claims stopping China?