Vietnam slams China over construction of lighthouses in South China Sea

Chinese state media reported last week that a completion ceremony was held for the lighthouses on Cuateron Reef and Johnson South Reef in the Spratly islands.

By: AP | Hanoi | Published: October 14, 2015 8:28 am
South China Sea, China, US surveillance, United States South China Sea, US South china sea, spratly islands, China spratly islands, Us aircraft, US warships China has launched a massive land reclamation project on reefs in the South China Sea over the last 18 months. (Representational Image)

Vietnam has slammed China over the construction of two lighthouses in the disputed South China Sea, saying the move violates Vietnam’s sovereignty and escalates tensions.

Chinese state media reported last week that a completion ceremony was held for the lighthouses on Cuateron Reef and Johnson South Reef in the Spratly islands.

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The Vietnam News Agency on Wednesday quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh as saying the construction “seriously violates Vietnam’s sovereignty … complicates the situation and escalates tensions.”

He said Vietnam will protest China’s actions.

Xinhua says the lighthouses will help to improve navigation in the area.

China has launched a massive land reclamation project on reefs in the South China Sea over the last 18 months, raising concern in the region and in the United States.

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