Photos reveal stages of China reclamation at reef
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The Philippines released yesterday several photographs showing different stages of reclamation work being done by the Chinese on Mabini (Johnson South) Reef, apparently in preparation for construction of an airstrip. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the photos were gathered from Philippine intelligence sources, and blasted Beijing for violating the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) and international law for its destabilizing move. "Mabini Reef is part of the Kalayaan Island Group (KIG) which is a part Philippine territory," DFA said.
Lee-Brago, P., Laude, J., Diaz, J., & Dangcalan, D. (2014, May 16). Photos reveal stages of China reclamation at reef, The Philippine Star, p. 10.
Land reclamation; Photographs; Disputes; Territorial waters; Disputes; International law; Law of the sea; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Agreements; International agreements; Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); Western Command (Wescom); Gazmin, Voltaire; Laude, Jaime; Diaz, Jess; Dangcalan, Danny; Lacierda, Edwin; Colmenares, Neri
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