A satellite image of Eldad Reef in the Spratly Islands taken on Wednesday. Photo: Maxar Technologies Handout via AFP
A satellite image of Eldad Reef in the Spratly Islands taken on Wednesday. Photo: Maxar Technologies Handout via AFP

South China Sea: Philippines ‘seriously concerned’ at reports of more Chinese island-building

  • Reports citing satellite images and Western officials said new land formations had emerged around the contested Spratly Islands
  • China’s foreign ministry said the claims were all ‘made out of thin air’, as Manila vowed to ‘not give up a single square inch’ of territory

A satellite image of Eldad Reef in the Spratly Islands taken on Wednesday. Photo: Maxar Technologies Handout via AFP
A satellite image of Eldad Reef in the Spratly Islands taken on Wednesday. Photo: Maxar Technologies Handout via AFP
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