China Says to Limit Building of Man-made Islands – Reuters

From Reuters:

China will limit the building of man-made islands to help protect the marine environment and will ensure that any islands built are not too close together and do not affect shipping, a state newspaper said on Friday.

Noting that artificial islands can help solve tight land supply problems in the country’s booming and heavily populated coastal regions, the official People’s Daily said it also was important to control their development…

China, where more than 300 million people live within 100 km (62 miles) of a coast, reclaimed 300 square kilometers of land every year between 2001 and 2006, state media said earlier this year.[Full Text]

Related article China to Restrict Sea Reclamation Activities

Also see Land Reclamation a Threat to China’s Coasts

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