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China's Island Radar Bigger Threat Than Missiles, CSIS Says

  • CSIS says China seeks effective control over sea and air
  • China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi to meet Kerry in Washington
Woody Island in South China Sea.

Woody Island in South China Sea.

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China may be building a high-frequency radar installation in the disputed South China Sea, posing a bigger threat to the balance of power in one of the world’s busiest waterways than previously detected surface-to-air missiles, according to a report by the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

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