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Beijing’s reclamation causing environmental crisis, UN told; fisheries in grave peril

MANILA – (UPDATED 6:31 P.M) Because of China’s unbridled reclamation, the South China Sea “is already in an environmental crisis,” the Philippines’ envoy to the United Nations has warned in a forum, where experts estimated that US$280 million in ecosystem products and services have been lost thus far. In another forum in Palawan, National Scientist […]

PH tells UN: South China Sea disputes of global concern

MANILA – The Philippine diplomatic delegation on June 12 stressed before the United Nations that China’s expansionist policy claiming almost all of the South China Sea should concern the international community as a whole. Speaking at the annual meeting of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which counts […]