Close  

DFA releases photo of China’s reclamation on disputed reef

By: - NewsLab Lead / @MSantosINQ
/ 11:36 AM May 15, 2014

The DFA released photos Thursday of the Mabini Reef showing China’s reclamation activities on the disputed area. DFA

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) released photos Thursday of Mabini Reef (Johnson South Reef) showing China’s reclamation activities on the disputed area.

“This series of photographs, which were released by the DFA and gathered from Philippine intelligence sources, shows in stages the extensive reclamation by China on Mabini Reef (Johnson South Reef),” the DFA said in a statement.

ADVERTISEMENT

“These actions are considered destabilizing and in violation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) and international law,” it said.

The DFA on Wednesday said that it had filed a diplomatic protest against China on April 4, 2014 for building a possible airstrip in the disputed area.

FEATURED STORIES

China claims the entire South China Sea, including parts of the Philippines 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone.

RELATED STORIES

China building airstrip on reef in PH waters

Gov’t insists multilateral talks needed amid China’s reclamation in disputed area


ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: China, DFA, Mabini Reef, Philippine, territorial row
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.