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Artificial Island Building in the South China Sea

CogitAsia Podcast: How to Build an Artificial Island

By CogitAsia, 27 May 2016

The CogitAsia podcast explores how China is building artificial islands in the South China Sea . Dr. John McManus of the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School gives a step by step guide to construction and describes the techniques China has used in building up reefs in the South China Sea. Gregory Poling, director of the CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, discusses about the costs and politics behind island building in Southeast Asia, and then Dr. McManus assesses the durability of these new islands and the impact of their construction on the environmental well-being of the ocean reefs and fisheries in the surrounding waters. Hosted by Colm Quinn. Audio edited by Lauren AbuAli. Written by Colm Quinn and Jeffrey Bean. Produced by Jeffrey Bean.

Listen to this podcast at http://cogitasia.com/cogitasia-podcast-how-to-build-an-artificial-island/

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