Analysis of China’s Reports on Environmental Issues in the South China Sea
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Analysis of China’s Reports on Environmental Issues in the South China Sea

China has released two reports in a week to share the results of its fieldwork on environmental issues in the South China Sea. One of the reports claims that the area around Scarborough Shoal — which it controls in the disputed South China Sea — has excellent environmental quality. It comes as tensions have escalated following skirmishes with the Philippines in recent months. As Beijing and Manila accuse each other of harming coral reefs in the South China Sea, CNA’s East Asia Tonight examines where the ongoing dispute between the two powers is headed.