Girls, Gardening, Puppies, And Pigs: Life On China's Disputed Man-Made Islands

Tyler Durden's picture

On April 17, we introduced readers to Fiery Cross Reef, one of China’s man-made islands in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Since then, Beijing’s land reclamation efforts have sparked an international firestorm, complete with war games, threats, a confrontation between a US spy plane carrying a CNN crew and the PLA Navy, World War 3 chatter, and, of course, references to Nazi Germany.

Amid the rhetoric, China has maintained it has every right to protect its “legitimate” territorial claims by constructing thousands of acres of sovereign land and, if necessary, enforcing a no-fly zone above the new islands.

But while Beijing admits its Spratly sand castles will indeed be used for military purposes, it also says the primary goal of the entire dredging effort is to assist China in carrying out the country's “various civilian demands and international obligations and responsibilities in the area such as maritime search and rescue, disaster prevention and mitigation, marine scientific research, meteorological observation, ecological environment conservation, navigation safety as well as fishery production service.”

Now, Beijing has embarked on what looks like a propaganda campaign to show that despite attempts by the US and its regional allies to cast aspersions, island life in the Spratlys is all about girls, gardening, puppies, and pigs. 

Behold: life on Fiery Cross Reef:

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Zirpedge's picture

Yeah Baby, where do I sign up?

Anusocracy's picture

Why were those US cops in the second to the last picture?

Skateboarder's picture

LOL! From the days of good old forums, I grant you the sacred


Headbanger's picture

What? No little red books?

Looks like we're getting back to the old Cold War days really fast.

Except we is friends with Charlie now??

Is OK if they love me long time for $15...

BrocilyBeef's picture

Americans don't want to see this! 

They want Michael and Barry posing for selfies!


Where are the TRANNIES?

More Moo Goo Ding Dong preeze!!



ilion's picture

Why the pigs have no eyes?

Citxmech's picture

Those are some pretty shitty looking pigs, honestly.

813kml's picture

Beauty is in the eye of the bacon-beholder.

ZerOhead's picture

Didn't most of the James Bond series villains have islands staffed by beautiful women?

Anyway... they eat the pigs and the puppies in China...

Save_America1st's picture

Oh, me ruv yo sexy brew camofrage

Divine Wind's picture




Ya gotta hand it to the Chinese.

With all the tough talk from the John Kerry et al, they are wagering that the U.S. would never bomb an island full of women.

Pretty smart.

Xibalba's picture

American'ts are just jealous...

Dixie Flatline's picture
Dixie Flatline (not verified) Xibalba Jun 19, 2015 5:13 PM

Awesome misuse of the apostrophe Einstein.  

Xibalba's picture

Danke!  We're from the same place. 

Pure Evil's picture

Nothing like military camo to give you that tropical isle vacation feeling.

I would think by now the US would just HAARP it by causing an underwater earthquake in the region sending a 30 ft tall tsunami their way.

Xibalba's picture

American't sold HAARP tech to the Chinese years ago....

Dindu Nuffins's picture

Stop copying from Once Upon A Time In Mexico.

It's "Are you a Mexican or a Mexican't?" so find something original


Fucking Chinese never have a new idea...

Xibalba's picture

Why is that such a stretch for you?  The USA is basically now 'Mexico'.  So...are you and American, or an American't?


ps, new ideas are great and all...but all you do is 'think' about shit without ever executing it.  Hence the 'patent' wars.  Good luck keepin your ip. 

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Is this propaganda meant for consumption by domestic Chinese or is this just a Chinese way of saying "FUCK YOU" to uncle scam?

Xibalba's picture

er...I'm German Hawaiian.  Facts are fucking FACTS.  Uncle Sam gets a 'FUCK YOU' without any Goebbels. 

old naughty's picture

hardly resemble "Cast Away", no?

Manthong's picture

Grey - ish Camo??

I greatly prefer flesh tones.

ZerOhead's picture

Nor puppies and the porkers are probably there to keep ISIS away.

Of course Kerry could counter by sending in some porn/viagara addicted marines to finish the job...

Son of Loki's picture

You must mean "... porn/viagra/oxycontin addicted marines ...."


Some military person on NPR the other day said more then 40% of veterans from Bush's war [and continued and extended by Barry] now have "drug problems."

New_Meat's picture

Yep, that's where anyone goes to get "accurate" "news"--NPR.

Handful of Dust's picture

I heard that interview also and it's with the head of Veterans' Affairs so the data is theres, not NPRs. He's a general of some sort and also cited the difficulty of getting, " a few good men " as recruits since so many Yutes now have drug histories or felony records.


America, 21st Century.

DeadFred's picture

Things are improving from the 'Nam days I see.

conscious being's picture

"they are wagering that the U.S. would never bomb an island full of women.

Pretty smart."

Why is that? Maybe you missed the news. Every thinking person knows by now, Obummer and the USA have a fetish about bombing wedding parties. In most parts of the world, wedding parties are full of women.

Lore's picture

And Ugly Americans wonder why they're hated.

mkhs's picture

But I'm not ugly.  Momma says I'm just a late bloomer.

BigJim's picture

Ya gotta hand it to the Chinese.

With all the tough talk from the John Kerry et al, they are wagering that the U.S. would never bomb an island full of women.

Pretty smart.

Speaking of the long face... has anyone seen hm since his 'cycling accident'? (forgive me if this is a stupid question, as I don't watch TV so for all I know he's been on constantly)

cheech_wizard's picture

A long time ago, when they dumped the Vietnamese refugees in California post Vietnam, my wife related a story...

Her dog went missing one day. She asked some of the new Vietnamese children on the block if they had seen her dog.

Two of them replied "Your dog taste good"...

Standard Disclaimer: Unfettered/Illegal/Refugee Immigration - turning first world countries into third world shitholes faster than you can say Jack Robinson.

Svendblaaskaeg's picture

yes they do look kind of shitty, this is how a healty pig should look:


bearwinkle's picture

I think they are slant eye pigs.

Sanity Bear's picture

well it IS an island full of women, with no men to be seen...


Personally, I love puppies, but these ones look kind of small, don't they? Just a handful really.

Monetas's picture
Monetas (not verified) ilion Jun 20, 2015 12:16 AM

See no evil ?

Element's picture



"Why the pigs have no eyes?"

Excellent question. They appear to have been cut out of all of them.

11b40's picture

These are fake photos. Some of the buildings and other structures are dirty & worn from years of use.

Svendblaaskaeg's picture

if you zoom the picture they do have eyes hiding behind the ears

Bokkenrijder's picture

Show some chicks in military fatigues and most ZH-ers will immediately abandon their national loyalty and run straight into a totalitarian regime's open and 'welcoming' arms. Like a naive little child who is given a cookie by a child abductor.

China is the "template" for the NSA, and these are the people you worship? Just because you have some vain hope that China will introduce a gold standard, you're willing to cheerlead a brutal and ruthless (Tiananmen Square) regime?

What a bunch of fucking naive nazi idiots here!

p.s. yes, naive nazi idiots, perhaps this will change your anti-semitical views, Girls of the IDF:

Son of Loki's picture

Chinese girls are Hot but the pretty ones won't talk to you unless you're worth at least $1/2 million and have your own house/aprtment there. Times have changed there and after all their QEs all people think about there is money ... for the most part.

DeadFred's picture

Supply and demand. After years of the one child rule and the disproportionate stillbirths of females in families that wanted their one child to be male the male/female ratio in that age range is fairly distorted. The numbers may not be enormous but price didscovery is at the margins.

TruxtonSpangler's picture

This is my weapon, this is my gun.

Thirtyseven's picture

Lol, almost lost my bacon.

Spitzer's picture

Spratly a Go Go. $5 bar fine

Closet Boy's picture

I just got back from there....BF is .005 BTC, Short time is .15 BTC, and Long Time is .5 BTC.  USD not accepted.