Clear hubris move by China - let's see what we can do and what happens. It worked for Putin. Setting down in another country's territories and removing or extracting natural resources is clear violation of International Law [which means nothing, of course]. But these are excursions into exploitation of a country or countries from which they do not fear retaliation. And they are holding the U.S. by the short hairs economically. The world will be far less livable if China keeps movie toward Super Power status and spreading its wings.