Why China is building islands in the South China Sea

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  • Published on:  Friday, February 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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  • Elijah Kershaw

    Elijah Kershaw

     3 hours ago

    They want more everything and more china towns

  • ahyhijooooo

    ahyhijooooo

     7 hours ago

    Funny , USA has military bases everywhere but ohhh look what the chinise are doing!!!!

  • Dars Ki

    Dars Ki

     12 hours ago

    maybe china claim south china sea because thats the name of the sea South China Sea

  • David Guerrron

    David Guerrron

     15 hours ago

    Don’t worry the ice is melting a lot the China’s bases might be in underwater and that’s a waste of resources

  • GameIsLife

    GameIsLife

     16 hours ago

    well I mean its literally called South "China" Sea

  • Adam Rydz

    Adam Rydz

     19 hours ago +1

    CHINY brawo dlaczego usa wszędzie pcha morde

  • ren gallegos

    ren gallegos

     23 hours ago

    One day, china will be erased from the map

  • Dinidu Samaranayake

    Dinidu Samaranayake

     yesterday

    im sorry but 3:22 look between 9 and dash

  • Angelo

    Angelo

     yesterday

    C H INJ G
    C H O ;N G

  • Brandon Moncada

    Brandon Moncada

     yesterday

    United States sends its navy to “defend” international waters.

    Haha biggest terrorists on earth.

  • adam jacobson

    adam jacobson

     yesterday

    Why are they doing so because they do not want us presence there

  • Romeo Lachapelle

    Romeo Lachapelle

     yesterday

    everybody belong to the west(=abrahamist) except china and india...once you understand that fact...life get easyer...

  • Jun Tillo

    Jun Tillo

     yesterday +4

    I really wish hope that there a big tsunami eat that whole island sea!

  • peter allison

    peter allison

     yesterday +1

    To defend itself from the self-righteousness USA.

  • Daily Coffee

    Daily Coffee

     yesterday

    Vietnam and the phillipines and Japan should militarily with the US stand up to Chinese aggression and build their own man made islands in the south China sea

  • Deadly Number

    Deadly Number

     yesterday

    Its South Phillipines sea

  • Anhtuan Estevez

    Anhtuan Estevez

     2 days ago

    This is such a great video!!! Subbed!! More story times on war

  • Jan Dom

    Jan Dom

     2 days ago

    I dont know what they are planning but i feel like this plan is a failure.

  • Raymund Labs ra

    Raymund Labs ra

     2 days ago

    It's West Philippine Sea , not south China Sea ,

    edited: look at 3:00 is that fair how China claimed?

    ❤️🇵🇭

  • Shigehiro Tsuzuki

    Shigehiro Tsuzuki

     2 days ago +2

    They creating military base for War
    Imagine if they have Balistic missile.hitting the neighbhoring countries