China urged to answer for ecological damage
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Malacañang urged China on Thursday to take responsibility and answer for the impact of its reclamation activities in disputed waters in the West Philippine Sea in line with its agreement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to maintain the existing features of the sea. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. stressed that the growing world public opinion against China's reclamation activities is an indication of the truth believed by many countries and individuals in the global community.Coloma said China should be responsible for that it declared under the "Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea", an agreement it signed with other ASEAN members in 2002 indicating the need to maintain the existing features of the sea.
China urged to answer for ecological damage. (2015, July 3). Manila Standard, p. A4.
Disputes; Environmental impact; Territorial waters; Agreements; Satellite mosaics; Artificial islands; Defence craft; Surveillance and enforcement; Satellite communication; Radar; Military operations; Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); Center for Strategic and International Studies; Coloma, Herminio Jr.; Glaser, Bonnie; Xi, Jinping
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