New images show China's reclamation on Mischief Reef in South China Sea

April 9, 2015 12:38 AM

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(Reuters) - Newly published satellite images show that China is quickly reclaiming land around a submerged reef within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone, with several dredgers in operation and seawalls built.

The work on Mischief Reef is China's most recent reclamation in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea. Reclamation is well advanced on six other reefs in the Spratlys, Reuters reported in February, activities that have alarmed other claimants and drawn criticism from Washington.

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