China Almost Finished Building South China Sea Missile Structures

China is apparently nearly finished with construction of buildings that could house missiles in the highly disputed South China Sea, according to U.S. officials.

Reuters reports the buildings have retractable roofs and there are nearly two dozen structures. Fox News reports China constructed the structures on three islands that are built on former reefs, which already have airstrips on them.

CNN reports China responded by reiterating its claim that they have sovereign rights over the islands.

Reuters reports the Trump administration has said the building of the artificial islands is illegal.