China: no reclamation at Panatag
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China has denied claims it had begun reclamation work at Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) following the sighting of six Chinese boats around the disputed area. It also denied reports that Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua had admitted that “the vessels are transferring sand from one area to another,” as allegedly quoted by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. “The Chinese Embassy would like to clarify that Ambassador Zhao has not yet had the honor to meet with His Honorable Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, and the media must have misquoted him,” the embassy said.
Delizo, M. J. (2016, September 9). China: no reclamation at Panatag . Manila Times, pp. A1, A2.
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Disputes; Territorial waters; Bilateral agreements; Fishing grounds; Exclusive economic zone; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Law of the sea; International law; Department of National Defense; Philippine Air Force; Permanent Court of Arbitration; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Zhao, Jianhua; Lorenzana, Delfin; Hua, Chunying
- The Manila Times