Imagery

CUARTERON REEF

Cuarteron Reef

Cuarteron Reef has been expanded by around 23.1 hectares since May 2014, and now hosts a helipad and possibly elements of a radar network. In

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DUNCAN ISLAND

Duncan Island

China has expanded Duncan Island’s size by approximately 50% using sand dredged from the sea floor. Satellite imagery from January 2016 showed construction of a

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Fiery Cross Reef

Land reclamation work on Fiery Cross Reef, which is controlled by China, began in the summer of 2014. A decision to expand the reef was

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Gaven Reefs

Gaven Reef has been enlarged by Chinese land reclamation ships by 13.6 hectares. The low-tide elevation hosts a small garrison and a structure that may

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Hughes Reef

Land reclamation activity on Kennan Reef, also known as Hughes Reef, began in May 2014 on the northeastern part. Reclamation work has expanded the reef

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Itu Aba Island

Itu Aba Island, along with nearby Zhongzhou reef, has been controlled by the Republic of China (Taiwan) since 1946. It is the largest of the

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Johnson Reef

Since China took control of Johnson Reef from Vietnam after a clash in 1988, the site has hosted a lone communications platform. Since March 2012,

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Minamiko-jima

On September 11, 2012, the government of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda nationalized three islands in the Senkaku/Diaoyu chain, which are claimed by China and

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Mischief Reef

Mischief Reef has been expanded by Chinese dredgers by 5.58 square kilometers since early 2015. The reef now hosts a large building powered by wind

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North Island

North Island lies approximately 12 kilometers (6.5 nautical miles) north of Woody Island in the Amphitrite Group of the Chinese-controlled Paracel Islands. The island is

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Sand Cay

Sand Cay is the fourth largest of the features controlled by Vietnam in the Spratly Islands. Since August 2011 Vietnam has expanded the reef by

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Scarborough Shoal

Located 120 nautical miles west of the northern Philippines, Scarborough Shoal is claimed by both Manila and Beijing. In 2012, a stand-off between Chinese and

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Subi Reef

The size of Subi Reef has grown by 3.95 square kilometers since July 2014, when Chinese dredging ships began working on the maritime feature. The

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Swallow Reef

Swallow Reef, a coral atoll occupied by Malaysia since 1983, has undergone nearly 283,000 square meters of land reclamation. Construction has been oncgoing and includes

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Thitu Island

Thitu Island, the largest of the Philippine-controlled islands in the Spratly archipelago, has been enlarged by over 56,000 square meters since the Philippine government occupied

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Uotsuri-shima

On September 11, 2012, the government of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda nationalized three islands in the Senkaku/Diaoyu chain, which are claimed by China and

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West Reef

West Reef, also known as West London Reef, has undergone 65,000 square meters of land reclamation since mid-2012. Vietnam had already built several small military

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Woody Island

On June 21, 2012 the State Council promoted Sansha City on Woody (Yongxing) Island from a county to a prefectural level administrative entity, the second

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