November 8, 2020, 15:45 (Local Time 14:45), the West Philippine Sea, Spratly Island (Nan-sa Archipelago) Cuateron Reef
In 2016, China had lost the "South Sea Nine-dash line" court case for the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), but still, they ignored the resultant international court ruling and built artificial islands (Cuateron Reef) and Woody Island to establish military air and radar bases. China also stationed surface-to-air missile and ground-to-surface missile forces in the area. The sinking of a Korean vessel which occurred in the morning of the eighth was also the work of Chinese ground-to-surface missiles stationed in the Cuateron Reef.
Despite being on an artificial island, the bases operated high-tech type HY-26A radars. Inside the armored vehicle equipped with the radar, an operator for the radar console shouted with a frown on his face.
"Commander! We have detected ballistic . . . ballistic missiles."
"What are you talking about?"