Amid a housing crisis, Hong Kong's government plans to create new developable land in the middle of the ocean.
Plans to build Dubai-esque islands in Bali's Benoa Bay have ignited a protest movement against land reclamation called Tolak Reklamasi, supported by Indonesia's foremost punk band, Superman Is Dead.
Wade Shepard, author of "Ghost Cities of China," explains why the country is possibly the only place in the world where you can get away with destroying the natural landscape to build huge new cities.
China announced a new policy to protect its claim on disputed territories in the South China Sea, where commercial shipping lanes carry $5 trillion worth of trade annually.
China is creating larger islands in the South China Sea so as to control more of those waters; the US and neighboring countries object.
Australian Defence Force personnel will today begin a training exercise with the United States and the Philippines in the contested waters of the South China Sea.