China Land Reclamation in Disputed Waters

China is believed to be deploying assets to the disputed Spratly Islands region that are capable of doing land reclamation work.  Work is reportedly already underway to build an artificial island off of Mabini Reef for potential use as an airstrip.  More recently, Chinese assets capable of similar activity have been spotted off of Gavin Reef and Calderon Reef, also in the Spratly Islands.