AMTI – China is not the first, but the fifth claimant to build an airstrip in the Spratly Islands. Are all airstrips created equal? What kinds of operations does each enable? AMTI explores the role of airstrips and airpower in the South China Sea.
Much attention has been paid to China’s new airstrip on Fiery Cross Reef. How does this runway compare to Malaysia’s on Swallow Reef, the Philippines’ on Thitu Island, Taiwan’s on Itu Aba, or Vietnam’s on Spratly Island? Below, explore infographics on each claimant’s airstrip size and the aerial operating range each enables. Watch an exclusive interview on China’s Fiery Cross runway with RAND Senior International Defense Analyst Timothy R. Heath. View satellite images of each Spratly airstrip and read more about the types of operations that each may enable.
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Who is being trafficked in Vietnam?
Human trafficking affects women, men and children in Vietnam. Trafficked persons experience various difficulties ranging from physical and mental health issues, to economic and social reintegration issues.
There are various vulnerability factors to human trafficking and usually no single factor brings about the vulnerability of a person. Women and girls are considered more vulnerable to trafficking than men due to unequal gender relations and social and economic power , but it is important to recognize the agency both women and men exert in the migration process and the special needs of children in making that decision.
There is an increasing demand for virgins and children in prostitution , due to such factors as the threat of HIV/AIDS.
Vietnam is also increasingly a destination for child sex tourism with perpetrators coming from various countries. Tiếp tục đọc “No-trafficking: UNIAP Vietnam”