China artificial islands - updates

Rappler's latest stories on China artificial islands


Duterte tells China: 'You can't create islands and claim the sea'

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:55 PM

'Why do you have to say those nasty words?' President Rodrigo Duterte tells Beijing as he stands firm on his previous assertion that drew a statement from China's foreign ministry

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a message during a dinner at the Brigadier General Benito Ebuen Airbase in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on February 12, 2018. Malacañang Photo

Roque: One day, we'll thank China for artificial islands

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:30 PM

'Clearly, eventually, those artificial islands will be ours if we can ask China to leave,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

PH black sand possibly used to build China 'islands' – DFA

Aug 24, 2016 - 7:30 PM

They cannot just do that And if they will do that it is our right to defend our territory against this encroachment Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says

CHINESE 'ISLAND.' Mischief Reef is the site of one of China's artificial islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). €˜Construction of hangars at Mischief Reef is at an earlier stage,€™ the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative says of this satellite image dated July 22. Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

Hangars prove China plan to 'militarize' islands

Aug 14, 2016 - 7:15 AM

China wants to establish effective control over the sea and airspace in the South China Sea analyst Gregory Poling tells Rappler

FIERY CROSS REEF. Construction of fighter-jet hangars appears complete at the southern end of the runway and is well-advanced along the middle of the airstrip,€™ the AMTI says of this satellite image dated June 3. Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

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Jan 07, 2016 - 6:05 PM

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'Balance of power,' Aquino says of US ship in West PH Sea

Oct 27, 2015 - 1:25 PM

I see no issue as to this US Navy ship traversing under international law in waters that should be free to be traveled upon by any country the Philippine leader says in welcoming the move

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Beijing tries to soothe South China Sea jitters

Oct 17, 2015 - 11:42 AM

We have done our utmost to avoid unexpected conflicts says Fan Changlong vice chair of China s Central Military Commission

NO USE OF FORCE. General Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, says China will not commit acts that would cause conflict in the South China Sea. In this photo he is welcomed at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, USA, on June 11, 2015. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

Balikatan 2015, Binay and Jokowi, Mayweather gameplan | The wRap

Apr 20, 2015 - 8:01 PM

The Philippines and US war games begin Binay wants to meet Jokowi to save Mary Jane Mayweather’s plans to counter Pacquiao’s left hand

PH mulls citing China reclamation in historic case

Apr 13, 2015 - 5:00 PM

The Philippines is also considering a diplomatic protest against China over its artificial islands in the South China Sea

China reclamation destroys 300 acres of corals – PH

Apr 13, 2015 - 1:42 PM

In the South China Sea China s reclamation is said to have destroyed a coral reef system more than twice the size of Rizal Park leading to 100 million in losses

SUBJECT OF PROTESTS. A photo obtained by Rappler shows the status of reclamation activities in Keenan (Chigua) Reef in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) as of December 12, 2014.