China's Island Factory

There are many competing claims to territory in the South China Sea, but only China and Taiwan claim to own it all. Beijing's claim - not only to the Spratly Islands, but also the Scarborough Shoal and the Paracel Islands - is marked out on its own maps by the infamous "nine-dash line", which encompasses a huge tongue-shaped expanse stretching right up to the coasts of the Philippines and Vietnam and even Borneo.

Sam Kronick

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