Philippines dismisses China concerns over South China Sea military repairs

March 28, 2015 8:50 AM

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Philippines dismisses China concerns over South China Sea military repairs

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines dismissed concerns by China over its plan to repair military facilities in South China Sea, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Saturday, insisting Manila has sovereign rights over territories in the disputed areas.

The possible repair "is no way comparable to China's massive reclamation activities, which not only violate international law...but also unnecessarily raise regional tensions", spokesman Charles Jose said in a statement.

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