China To Establish Constant Satellite Surveillance Over Disputed South China Sea

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China is going to launch 10 satellites into space over the next three years to maintain non-stop surveillance over the disputed South China Sea, according to the Hainan Daily, citing Li Xiaoming of the Sanya Institute of Remote Sensing.

The first three optical satellites are set to go into space in 2019. Three more optical satellites, two hyperspectral satellites and three synthetic aperture radar will follow them later.

Yang Tianliang, director of the Sanyan Institute of Remote Sensing, says that the satellite network will play a vital role in the Maritime Silk Road project.

China is consistently increasing its military capabilities in the South China Siea aiming to turn it into its own foothold for further expansion in Asia Pacific.

The video below originally appeared at SouthFront in March 2016. Nonetheless, it still describes very well the modern tensions in the South China Sea region.

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  • Thegr8rambino

    cool good idea :)))

    • PZIVJ

      But i am not so sure the neighbors think that way. :)

      • Thegr8rambino

        hhaha yes im sure :))

        • Solomon Krupacek

          ey,ey, you, little imperialist

          • Thegr8rambino

            Nope again u are wrong solomon

          • Solomon Krupacek

            sure not

          • Thegr8rambino

            sure yes

          • Solomon Krupacek

            china has no right make new islands. this is imperilism. and will be defeated like japan in the last century. die imperialism!

          • Thegr8rambino

            US does not have right to even be there

          • Solomon Krupacek

            also. but i will not welcome new imperialist.

          • Thegr8rambino

            its chinas backyard not US

          • Solomon Krupacek

            there is no backyard. backyard = ugly iperialism.

          • Thegr8rambino

            Yes there is many backyards always backyards which US always wants to be in

  • chris chuba

    No no no no.

    The headline should read … ‘China militarizes South China Sea again and threatens freedom of the seas’ :-)

    • FlorianGeyer

      I am pleased to see that you are at last ‘ With the programme ‘. :)