China placing a hospital and a small farm on the manmade South China Sea islands

China is building military and civilian facilities on the manmade South China sea islands.

They are making lighthouses, a tourist resort, a hospital and a farm.

Fiery Cross Reef has a one acre vegetable farm and 500 livestock—including pigs, chicken, and geese.

Fiery Cross Reef will also get a hospital, now under construction and expected to be finished later this month. It covers 160,000 square meters and has its own garden with coconut trees and tropical plant.

Fiery Cross Reef

China is planning resorts on the Paracel islands that will host weddings and diving trips. In February, satellite images revealed missile launchers being deployed on the very same island.

SOURCES – Getty Images, Defense One