....and also the People's Republic of China, which is apparently dumping millions of tons of sand on a coral reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in order to build small airstrips. Nothing, mind you, that would withstand annual typhoons or provide a place for people to live. Nothing that would be militarily useful. Just enough to....kill most of the fish around that particular atoll and really, really, really tick off the Vietnamese, Filipinos, Malaysians, and the Sultan of Brunei.
And what is the primary economic use of the Spratly Islands? Fishing, of course.