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Why China is building islands in the South China Sea

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Published on Feb 17, 2017

China claims they aren't military bases, but their actions say otherwise.

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China is building islands in the South China sea and its causing disputes among the other nations in the region; Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The US has many allies in the region and uses its massive Navy to patrol international waters, keeping shipping lanes open for trade

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