China deploys air force on disputed Paracel Islands

Now that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told the Obama administration and the state department to stick their head where the sun doesn’t shine and is in the process of forming new economic and military ties with China. China will implement an aggressive – waste no time  policy by deploying military and civilian personal into the South China Sea and keep the flow of oil and gas back to the mainland.

Source: UPI

China confirmed it has stationed troops in the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea.

Beijing’s People’s Liberation Army Daily reported on Thursday the Chinese military has deployed airmen on Woody Island, also known as Yongxing Island in China.

The report comes more than a year after Chinese President Xi Jinping said China is not pursuing militarization of another cluster of islands, the Spratlys, during his state visit in September 2015.

At the time China had already broken a pledge to halt reclamation and had built three runways on artificial islands at the Fiery Cross and Subi reefs.

The air force of China’s South China Sea fleet is to monitor all activities near the Paracel Islands from its vantage point on Woody Island.

The Paracels are also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam, but China has already built a 1.9-mile airstrip on Woody Island, according to PLA Daily.

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