China Reportedly Installs Rocket Launchers On Disputed South China Sea Island

China has installed rocket launchers on a disputed reef in the South China Sea in action it says is to ward off Vietnamese military combat divers, Reuters reported, citing a state-run defense publication. China, which has continued a military build-up on the islands it says it controls, has insisted this course is part of necessary defensive requirements. The U.S. has criticized what it has called China's over militarization of its maritime outposts. Fiery Cross Reef is administered by China but also claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan.

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