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IN PHOTOS: China’s reclamation in West Philippine Sea

/ 09:58 AM April 21, 2015
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A map shows the reefs and shoals where China has reclaimed land and formed islands and their proximity to land formations being held by the Philippines.

Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gregorio Catapang presented on Monday pictures of the scope and extent of China’s reclamation and creation of islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Catapang said the reclamation had been progressing at a very fast pace. Aerial photos show massive buildings and other structures already standing on the newly created land formations.

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Pictures taken from a plane shows several of the islands formed out of China’s reclamation in the West Philippine Sea.

Following are pictures provided by the AFP showing close-up shots of the reclaimed islands and details of the construction being done on them by China.

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