South China Sea: Beijing rejects claim raw sewage from Chinese fishing boats is harming reefs

Beijing has rejected a report that hundreds of Chinese fishing boats are dumping raw sewage into disputed areas of the South China Sea where they have been anchored for months, damaging its coral reefs and marine ecosystems.Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian on Thursday said the report by US company Simularity, which analyses satellite imagery, was not based on fact.“It is a serious defamation against China,” Zhao said. “China expresses its strong condemnation.”He added that Beijing…

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