China told to stop land reclamation

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President Barack Obama has spoken out against China, saying they must stop reclaiming land which they see as theirs in disputed waters in the South China Sea.

Mr Obama spoke on the sidelines of an economic summit of Asia Pacific nations, also known as APEC, which opened in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. He pledged financial and naval assistance to the Philippines, which is in involved in a dispute with China over the ownership of the islands.

China has always maintained that its dredging work in the region is perfectly legal since it began back in 2013. Chinese activity in question involves China turning submerged reefs into islands, although the Philippines believe it is taking place in their territory.

The US Embassy in London was unable to comment on the matter.



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