China reef ‘reclamation’ seen
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The Philippines yesterday released photographs to back its claim that China was reclaiming land on a disputed reef in the South China Sea in an apparent effort to build an airstrip. Manila warned on Wednesday that China may be building an airstrip on the Chinese-held Johnson South Reef -- claimed by the Philippines and Vietnam -- boosting the superpower’s claim to most of the strategic Asian waters. A series of photographs released by the Foreign Affairs department yesterday appeared to show large-scale reclamation in stages. The latest photograph dated March 11, 2014 appears to show a large light-colored landfill, surrounded by shallow turquoise waters.
Delavin, I. C. C. (2014, May 16-17). China reef ‘reclamation’ seen. BusinessWorld, p. S1/12.
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Land reclamation; Disputes; Territorial waters; International law; Law of the sea; Exclusive economic zone; Law of the sea; International law; Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); United Nations (UN); Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); Obama, Barack; Lacierda, Edwin; Hua, Chunying; Aquino, Benigno III; de la Rosa, Jay
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