Philippines urged to survey Spratley Islands before its too late — China’s building and reclamation changing the South China Sea


China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea can ‘make it impossible’ to settle the Philippines’ historic case against the Asian giant, a US-based analyst says

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines should work with Vietnam in “accurately surveying” the Spratly Islands in the disputed South China Sea before China completes its artificial islands in the area, an analyst said.

In an interview published by Deutsche Welle on Friday, September 19, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) analyst Gregory Poling explained that these artificial islands can “make it more difficult, if not impossible” to settle the Philippines’ case against China.

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