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Wednesday May 14, 2014 MYT 4:00:02 PM
Wednesday May 14, 2014 MYT 4:02:25 PM
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that any construction on a reef in the South China Sea also claimed by the Philippines is normal, since the reef is Chinese territory.
Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comment at a regular briefing, but she did not say whether any construction was underway.
The Philippine foreign ministry on Wednesday accused China of reclaiming land on a reef in the South China Sea and said it appeared to be building an airstrip.
(Reporting by Megha Rajagopalan; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)
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