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Goodbye Artificial Islands: Typhoon Washes Away China’s Islands in Spratlys

Mother Nature is getting back at China in behalf of the Philippines and its natural resources that got damaged because of Chinese land reclamation at the controversial disputed Spratlys Islands.

After dumping over 300 millimeters of rain in Northern Philippines over the weekend, Typhoon Nida is now in China and has already caused some damage in the artificial islands that China built in the controversial South China Sea.

In the past few years, the Chinese government has built islands with buildings, lighthouses, runways, and even a farm, in hopes that it will strengthen their territorial claim in the area. Just last month, in a landmark ruling by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled against China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.

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Although the tribunal already said that China has violated the UNCLOS by constructing artificial islands that damaged coral reefs, as well as failing to stop its fishers from fishing in protected areas there has been no serious repercussions for the Asian giant.

It seems like it will be nature that will implement the international law this time. While China is bent on ignoring all rulings against its claim on the South China Sea, enforcement will come from the waves, typhoons, rising sea levels, and damage reefs.

Even before the typhoon season, China had to repair the island it just finished constructing atop Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratlys archipelago because a corner of it collapsed into the sea.

Also because their efforts to reclaim the area damaged the reefs that protect the islands from rising sea levels will be unable to make natural adjustments which in turn will weaken whatever is built on it.

Typhoon Nida is only the first of the many typhoons that China’s artificial islands will face just this year. Let’s see whether Beijing’s continued disobedience may fare with Mother Nature.

16 Comments

  • Bogskie gatorr August 17, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Sana may kasunod pang bagyo at ng gumuho ang mga fake islands nila. Kasabay ng pag guho ng pag ka sakim at pangarap nila na sakupin ang buong SCS.

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  • Andrew Buhman August 11, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    There is no such thing as Mother Nature…God controls all things. Otherwise good article.

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  • Geil August 11, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Time will come they will be wiped out and surely it will be done in GOD’s wrath..

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  • nelly anonuevo August 11, 2017 at 10:25 am

    GOD love us so much filipinos

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  • ROMEO August 11, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Its most likely going to happen…The area is surrounded by seas. And the artificial island is the in the typhoon highway…

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  • Emilia Borja August 11, 2017 at 1:34 am

    God will always protect the oppress, God is good.

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  • john mengry flores valenzuel August 10, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    God knows the justice!

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  • Mario Richie August 8, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Salamat sa Panginoong Dios d mapagpabaya…

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  • Ma Treresa Schwartz August 11, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    May warships man kayo… May WORSHIP nmn ang mga Pilipino… God is our Banner!

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  • Legor August 8, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Chinese don’t know that Philippines have a powerful natural weapon known as Typhoon!,

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  • Chili Man August 6, 2016 at 9:33 am

    made in china kasi haha

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  • Ric (Bob) Lamigo August 5, 2016 at 2:53 am

    FUCK vaCHINA !

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  • Larriebel De Luna Marcelino August 5, 2016 at 2:41 am

    Pati nature pinapalayas na kayo! Wag matigas ulo mga taga China!

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    • Diosdado B. lopega August 10, 2017 at 7:58 pm

      Sad it may be, the Chinese have to accept that Nature’s wrath is the great equalizer!

      Reply

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