The following is based on translations from Chinese media:
That is quite a big investment as those islands and reefs spread over quite a large area.
Also, the troops stationed there will no longer feel lonely.
The Spratly Islands, located in the South China Sea, are the centre of a bitter territorial dispute between China and the Philippines.
Source: qianzhan.com – “China’s Spratly islands and reefs connected to mobile phone and TV networks: Troops there no longer feel lonely” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)
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