Beijing operates weather stations in South China Sea artificial islands


Chad de Guzman


CNN Philippines


 November 3, 2018


China said on Thursday it has begun operating weather monitoring stations in the artificial islands in the South China Sea. "These projects are designed to observe the maritime, hydrological, meteorological conditions and air qualities, and provide such services as maritime warning and forecast, tsunami alert, weather forecast, air quality forecast, and disaster prevention and relief," Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang said in a press conference on November 1.