Manila says China's 'massive' reclamation work a serious concern

January 21, 2015 9:31 AM

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MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines on Wednesday accused China of undertaking massive reclamation work on several reefs in the disputed South China Sea, expressing concern the activities could fuel tensions.

Evan Garcia, Manila's deputy foreign minister, said the reclamation activities "are not a positive development to promote our common interests" and a clear violation of what had been agreed by China and Southeast Asian states in 2002.

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