In July 2016, an international tribunal ruled that China’s land reclamation and construction of artificial islands “had caused severe harm to the coral reef environment”. Photo: Reuters

Beijing to restore coral reefs ‘damaged by island building’ in South China Sea

  • China says recovery work started in contested Spratlys at new year
  • Ministry says natural and artificial methods will be used to revive environment
Topic |   South China Sea
In July 2016, an international tribunal ruled that China’s land reclamation and construction of artificial islands “had caused severe harm to the coral reef environment”. Photo: Reuters
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