China to start building on reclaimed land reclaimed from disputed sea
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First the horizontal development, now the vertical development. The foreign ministry on Tuesday said China would complete within days its land reclamation projects on disputed areas in the South China Sea in an apparent id to reassure its neighbors over moves seen as sharpening tensions in the strategically vital region. In a sign that tensions were far from easing, however, a statement posted on the ministry's website said China would follow up by building infrastructure to carry out functions ranging from maritime search and rescue to environmental conservation and scientific research.
China to start building on reclaimed land reclaimed from disputed sea. (2015, June 17). Philippine Daily Inquirer, pp. A1, A8.
Land reclamation; Disputes; Territorial waters; Search and rescue; Nature conservation; Research; Continental shelves; Exclusive economic zone; Law of the sea; International law; Trade; Navigation; Military operations; Artificial islands; Defence craft; Satellite sensing; Environmental protection; Management; Department of Defense (DND); China Institute of International Studies; United Nations International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea; Galvez, Peter Paul; Lu, Kang; Ruan, Zongze; Fan, Changlong; Carter, Ash; Xi, Jinping; Zhao, Kejin