China Starts Building on Disputed Panatag Shoal

MANILA--China has begun constructing structures on disputed Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, and its vessels have been unloading gravel, stone, cement and metal, highly placed military sources told Thursday. The sources also said defense officials have satellite photos proving the Chinese activity on the disputed shoal, which the Philippines also calls Bajo de Masinloc, for the Zambales town to which it belongs.