Buildings on an artificial island constructed by China in Spratly Islands, South China Sea. Photo: TNS
Buildings on an artificial island constructed by China in Spratly Islands, South China Sea. Photo: TNS

Philippines orders strengthened military presence after ‘Chinese activities’ near islands

  • Ministry’s statement follows report of Chinese construction on four uninhabited features in disputed Spratly Islands
  • China reiterates it strictly abides by a consensus that includes not developing uninhabited reefs and islands

Buildings on an artificial island constructed by China in Spratly Islands, South China Sea. Photo: TNS
Buildings on an artificial island constructed by China in Spratly Islands, South China Sea. Photo: TNS
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