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Topic - Jiang Dingzhi
The Chinese government has appropriated $1.6 billion to fortify islands in the South China Sea currently claimed by other nations, notably the Philippines. The fortification plan includes construction of airports, piers and other facilities that could have both civilian and military uses.
"Sansha's immediate work is for airports, ports, piers and other important infrastructure as well as law enforcement vessels, supply ships and other projects to be established," Jiang Dingzhi, governor of Hainan, told the China-based 21st Century Business Herald.