Beijing 'plans wave farms' in disputed S. China Sea

HONG KONG • China is planning to build electricity-generating wave farms near remote islands in the South China Sea to power its radar network, a move expected to strengthen the country's foothold in the disputed waters, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported yesterday, citing researchers involved in the project.

The floating power stations, each about the size of a soccer field, will transform the constant movement of the sea water into electricity, the researchers from Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, told the Hong Kong newspaper. [READ MORE]