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China to continue construction of civilian facilities on Nansha Islands

By Yuan Can (People's Daily Online)    13:33, November 25, 2015

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei is on a regular press conference on Nov.24, 2015. (Photo/Website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

China will install some civilian facilities on islands and reefs to fulfill its international responsibility and offer better public goods and services to countries in the region, said China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Tuesday.

A journalist asked Hong Lei, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson, “Will the Chinese side continue with its construction on relevant islands and reefs of the Nansha Islands?” during a regular press conference on Tuesday.

China's land reclamation project on some islands and reefs of the Nansha Islands has been completed in June, according to Hong.

Hong detailed China's plan for construction of civilian facilities during the press conference. The two light houses constructed on relevant islands and reefs have made it safer and more convenient for personnel stationed there and ships passing by.

China will also build a moderate amount of defense facilities on some of the islands and reefs which have nothing to do with militarization, target no one and have no impact on the freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea conferred by international law on all countries, Hong added. 

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