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Sunday, November 05, 2017

China has unveiled a massive ship described as a "magic island maker" that is Asia's largest dredging vessel, state media reported Saturday. The ship, capable of building artificial islands of the sort the country has constructed in the contested South China Sea, was launched Friday at a port in eastern Jiangsu province, according to the state-owned China Daily. The boat named Tian Kun Hao is capable of digging 6,000 cubic meters an hour, the equivalent of three standard swimming pools, the newspaper said.

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It is a larger version of the one China used to dredge sand, mud and coral for transforming reefs and islets in the South China Sea into artificial islands capable of hosting military installations.

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Bigger, better, faster... more fake islands in half the time!

Meanwhile Trump's "armada" is laying eggs somewhere around South Pole.....

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-11-04 04:27 AM | Reply

China is doing this because Trump is weak.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2017-11-04 05:47 AM | Reply

I'll bet you do sick things alone at night with egg rolls.

You will never know.

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-11-04 08:16 AM | Reply

Egg Rolls? It's the sheep who are nervous around Tremain.

#5 | Posted by boaz at 2017-11-06 08:02 AM | Reply

Island-building ship?

That's what Trump is.

He builds his own island. Only he lives on it. He and his twitter account.

#6 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-11-06 08:05 AM | Reply

Haha, China builds a boat and snowflake Americans still make it about Trump.

#7 | Posted by humtake at 2017-11-06 11:58 AM | Reply

By the end of this century China will control the World.

#8 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2017-11-06 12:11 PM | Reply

By the end of this century China will control the World.

#8 | POSTED BY WHATSLEFT

At the rate trump is destroying our international credibility; it could be by the end of the decade.

#9 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-11-06 12:28 PM | Reply

If China could dominate the world, it wouldn't need to build islands. It would just put its bases in other countries the way the US does. The only people the Chinese government can dominate are the Chinese. The can't even control a client state like NK.

#10 | Posted by Sully at 2017-11-06 12:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump Dump is there, china will be king.

#11 | Posted by material07310 at 2017-11-06 01:15 PM | Reply

Actually, it's just a cheaper alternative to an aircraft carrier but of course they can't move. China will be using them as radar picketts just like America did in the 60's with Pine Forest, Mid-Canadian, and the DEW line to the North. Texas Towers to the South and airborne Super Connies protecting the East and West Coasts.

It was OK for 60's technology.

But consider a nuke equipped Tomahawk can be launched from a ship, sub, or aircraft. Fly just 5 to 10 feet above the water at 350 mph and has a radar cross section of only 3 feet. Even when they know EXACTLY were it is, the very best radars in the world can't pick it up.

AS for the "fake" islands, just destroy the Chinese Navy's ability to re-supply them and the threat goes away.

The only real use is to base patrol boats used to harass and chase away commercial fishermen from other countries. and to strengthen their claims to that part of the ocean.

oh yea.... TRUMP 2020 - 4 more years!

#12 | Posted by Pegasus at 2017-11-07 10:37 AM | Reply

By the end of this century China will control the World...

This nation state is made up of a number of races and tribes. They speak up to 125 different languages and dialects. Majority of which don't understand or can't speak Mandarin.

Only a few areas are doing well. The vast majority still remain backward and poor. The grumbling among them has just started.

I predict...

By the end of this century China will breakup just like the old Russian USSR... and for the same reasons.

#13 | Posted by Pegasus at 2017-11-07 10:52 AM | Reply

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