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Typhoon Blows Away Illegal Island Made by Vietnam in South China Sea

By Zou Luxiao (People's Daily Online)    23:54, February 02, 2016

Satellite photos: Before (L) and after (R) the Typhoon Jamine

The recent satellite photos show that the island Vietnam has illegally built on the reef Nanhua Jiao in the South China Sea has been blown away by the Typhoon Jasmine, China Youth Net reported on February 2, 2016.

The illegal construction site of Vietnam on the southwestern corner of the reef

Typhoons are rarely seen in the region during December. It seems this Jasmine one at the end of 2015 was less than expected for Vietnam. Satellite photos taken on April 4, 2015, show that Vietnam had begun illegal construction to build a manmade island on China's Nanhua Reef.

The illegal construction site of Vietnam on the northeastern corner of the reef

Altogether a land of 0.03 square kilometers can be seen made on both the east and west side of the reef.

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