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
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

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
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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