Philippines says it finds more Chinese blocks on reef
MANILA (AFP) - The Philippines said on Wednesday it had spotted more concrete blocks allegedly installed by China on a small group of reefs and rocky outcrops within Filipino territory in the South China Sea.
Aerial surveillance discovered about 75 blocks scattered on a section of the Scarborough Shoal, said defence department spokesman Peter Galvez.
"These can be used for platforms (or) foundations, that is why we said earlier this could be a prelude to any other form of construction," he told reporters.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei rejected the Philippine allegations.