Chinese construction is aimed at bolstering its claims to virtually the entire South China Sea, says Philippines.
India has been always maintaining that there should be a freedom of navigation in the high seas and the territorial dispute in South China Sea.
China has already undertaken reclamation work on six other reefs it occupies in the Spratlys.
China’s claims over South China Sea are contested by Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and Brunei.
China prefers to settle its disputes in discussions with the countries directly involved.
Foreign Ministry said it is “mainly aimed at improving the working and living conditions of the Chinese staff working there”
The spat between China and Japan over uninhabited East China Sea islands raised concerns of a military confrontation between the two.
Vietnamese PM Nguyen Tan Dung arrives today, a dozen pacts likely to be inked
The reference says more about India’s changing political attitude under Modi.
PetroVietnam has offered seven new oil blocks to India, all of which are in territorial limits of Vietnam.
Among the future areas of cooperation that the two countries are looking at is a partnership in film production.
They decided to step up collaboration in the economic sector, science and technology, culture and people-to-people links.
Typhoon Kalmaegi was over the South China Sea some 372 kilometers (231 miles) west of northwestern Laoag city before noon.
Several Asian nations are arming up, their wary eyes fixed squarely on one country: a resurgent China.
India backs freedom of navigation, access to resources in SCS waters.
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