Author: Martin Su
Date: 07-25-12 17:43
China's Sansha City in the South China Sea
China is creating facts on the ground.
Sansha City looks very modern. It sends a clear message of Chinese sovereignty and administration (from Sansha City) over the South China Sea.
Vietnam and the Philippines can no longer claim they're closer to the South China Sea and its islands.
China's Sansha City is the closest city to the disputed South China Sea islands. In addition to China's powerful historical claims, the proximity argument has shifted into China's favor.
[Note: Thank you to Greyboy2 for the picture.]