China’s New ‘Floating Islands’

Mobile sea base project raises eyebrows.

CHINA SECURITY: Are China’s New ‘Floating Islands’ Being Built for the Indian Ocean?


An odd project was unveiled at a recent military exhibition in Beijing, showing what could be the Chinese regime’s solution to both its lack of aircraft carriers, and the controversies around its island building programs.

The project is a “Mobile Sea Base” concept, using the fitting name of “Very Large Floating Structures” (VLFS). According to an Aug. 9 report from naval defense industry magazine, Navy Recognition, the Chinese regime’s VLFS project was publicly revealed at the National Defense Science and Technology Achievements exhibition in Beijing.

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