Fiery Cross is one of the flashpoints for militarization of the South China Sea. It is now a manmade island built by China. Its intended purpose is to act as an island “aircraft carrier” for China in the South China Sea.
English: Fiery Cross Reef
Chinese: Yongshu Island (永暑岛)
Filipino: Kagitingan Reef
Vietnamese: Đá Chữ Thập
Comparing May, 2014 to December 2016
Wikipedia – Fiery Cross Reef
Here is what the Chinese say about the island:
By 2016, seven island reefs reclamation has long been completed, ground facilities are beginning to take shape. January 6, Yongshu Island airport for the first time the successful take-off and landing of civil aviation charter flights.Follow-up of nuclear power generation ships, desalination units such as research and development projects is also a success. Our bad neighbors are really afraid of this, and every day called China bully people. I wonder, they steal things used to steal, we put a few security booths also became bully them? Or owe clean up. There is also the Pacific Police are not happy, for a while wiping the edge of the B52 warships will continue to test China’s bottom line.
Translated from 中国的填岛速度：永暑礁现在比某国首都都大