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China builds up blue-water presence as world focuses on Ukraine

Beijing fully militarizes three reefs in South China Sea, U.S. commander says

Structures are visible on Fiery Cross reef in the Spratlys group of islands in the South China Sea in this aerial photo taken March 20.   © AP

BEIJING -- China has armed military outposts in the South China Sea, a top U.S. military official says, and is giving its coast guard more firepower, in what may be an attempt to take advantage of the world's preoccupation with the Ukraine war.

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