Ren’ai Jiao(Second Thomas Shoal)

Ren’ai Jiao(Second Thomas Shoal), lying in the southeast of Meiji Jiao(Mischief Reef) of Nansha Islands(the Spratly Islands), is long in pattern, about 16km long, and 5km wide.

In 1999, a Philippine military vessel, under the excuse that it got “stranded”, illegally ran “grounded” on China’s Ren’ai Jiao of the Nansha Islands(the Spratly Islands), thereby occupied it since then.

 

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