China is continuously developing their facilities in the South China Sea in a bid to strengthen its claims in the waters. A China media reported on Sunday that the country is testing a new dredger ship it will greatly enhance its land reclamation capabilities.
The newspaper, State-run Beijing News said the Ship, “Tian Kun” began water tests on Friday. It is a cutter suction dredger is a type of a ship used for large-scale projects to create. Recent satellite images show that China has quietly undertaken in a bid to strengthen its grip despite objections from Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam as well as the United States, as more construction and reclamation in the South China Sea is going on, through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes each year.
North Korea is more prominent in talks for their recent nuclear and missile tests. These tests are expected to more feature then earlier. Whereas, China Vice Foreign Minister, Zheng Zeguang told reporters on Friday that, “The South China Sea issue isn’t an issue between China and the United States,”. China has indisputable sovereignty over islands and surrounding waters and there is no issue with freedom of navigation in the region, he added.