AskChina: Does China build artificial islands for military purposes?

In response to questions and concerns, CCTVNEWS invited Yang Xiyu, the senior fellow of the China Institute of International Studies, to discuss the South China Sea dispute and what exactly China is doing in these waters. According to Yang, Vietnam and the Philippines have both built a lot of airstrips, harbors and artificial islands far before China. They made such constructions on ten reefs and islands, and the construction work remains undergoing and hasn’t become a big deal for the US. So the New York Times is really taking a double standard in its reporting.

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