The government of China is engaged in an interesting adventure into deciding what exactly are the borders of this nation. It has sent dozens of ships into the South China Sea in order to begin the process of transforming a reef or some sand into an island, and then claiming the new piece of land belongs to China. It goes further than only claiming ownership of an “island.” Once the “island” appears in the sea, then China decides who can fly over the island. According to the Chinese government: “It is a long standing task for China to safeguard its maritime rights and interests.
OK, so why can’t China:
Build an island off the coast of California and claim it belongs to China. No plane flights from San Francisco without approval.
Build an island off the coast of Italy and take control of the entire Middle East.
China forever and far ever is the new slogan!