"Okinotorishima is dying. Climate change is raising the sea level and killing the coral...Japan is therefore on a desperate quest to regrow the reef. "
"Okinotorishima sits on the route Chinese nuclear submarines would take out into the Pacific, towards patrolling positions against the US"
[South China Morning Post] China on IS threat: Could government launch anti-terrorism cooperative in absence of global unified force? 12/16/15
"there is no unified force in the world to counter IS and we haven’t seen any such push from the UN. China may hope to launch an anti-terrorism cooperative mechanism under the SCO framework,” Li Lifan said."
"China has complained about the presence of the spy aircraft in the region, including issuing a series of warnings to a P-8 in May that was flying over contested islands and had a crew from CNN onboard."
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