China Reportedly Building Runway on Artificial Island in Disputed Waters

China reportedly is building an airstrip on an artificially created island in a disputed part of the South China Sea, a move the U.S. has warned could raise tensions in the disputed area. Satellite images of Fiery Cross Reef taken March 23 show a runway more than 1,000 feet long as well as paved sections of apron, according to defense group IHS Jane’s. The U.S. has said China is carrying out land reclamation projects in the area.