Philippines 'Hypocritical' on South China Sea

A Chinese navy frigate is seen on the horizon in waters close to the Haiyang Shiyou 981

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Country : India, Language : English, Topic : Basic, Sub Topic : General Affairs

Beijing:  Beijing escalated its war of words with the Philippines over the South China Sea today, decrying Manila as "hypocritical" for criticising its land reclamation works in the area.

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying's denunciation came one day after the Philippine foreign secretary accused Beijing of "accelerating its expansionist agenda" and maintained that Manila would resume its own construction in the South China Sea.

"The Philippines criticised China's normal construction on our own islands, but in the meantime it claims to resume its construction, such as airstrips on Chinese islands it has illegally occupied," Hua said at a regular briefing.