China-claimed reef rises from obscurity
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Zamora (Subi) Reef, once recognizable from a distance with only a small bunker and a lighthouse, is now highly visible from the Philippines’ Pag-Asa island as China begins building large structures on what is now an artificial island and potential military base. “Aside from ships and buildings at Subi, China has completed construction of a long runway on their man-made island,” Bito-onon said when told about Beijing’s announcement that it was wrapping up its reclamation activities in the disputed region. Bito-onon said there was no way to verify if China was telling the truth.
Laude, J., Lee-Brago, P., & Calica, A. (2015, June 18). China-claimed reef rises from obscurity. The Philippine Star, pp. 1, 9.
Artificial islands; Lighthouses; Military operations; Land reclamation; Disputes; Territorial waters; Search and rescue; Nature conservation; Research; Exclusive economic zone; Continental shelves; Law of the sea; International law; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ); Kalayaan Island Group (KIG); Department of National Defense (DND); International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS); United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Bito-onon, Eugenio Jr.; Galvez, Peter Paul; Lacierda, Edwin
- The Philippine Star