Zhongye Island(Thitu Island), which lies in the middle of Zhongye Qunjiao(Thitu Island and Reefs) of Nansha Islands(the Spratly Islands), was invaded by Philippines in 1971 and occupied by it since then. With an area of 0.5km2, it is long in shape, about 1500m in length, 600m in width, and lies from the east to west.
There are facilities such as an airstrip, a wharf and barracks.
In 2014, more than 10 buildings of various kinds were built.
In 2016, more than 10 buildings of various kinds were built continuously.