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The purpose of Taiwan’s new structures on a disputed island in the South China Sea remains a mystery, but speculation focuses on military applications

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aiping Island, part of the Spratly Islands, is also claimed by mainland China, the Philippines and Vietnam. No official explanation for the structures has been provided, but speculators have suggested they could serve military purposes.
6 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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