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This picture taken on May 6, 2013, shows fishing vessels setting sail for the Spratly Islands, an archipelago disputed between China and other countries including Vietnam and the Philippines, from Danzhou, south China's Hainan province. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on May 6, 2013, shows fishing vessels setting sail for the Spratly Islands, an archipelago disputed between China and other countries including Vietnam and the Philippines, from Danzhou, south China's Hainan province. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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China is already building artificial islands in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Now Chinese fisherman are devastating coral reefs in those waters, in their search for valuable clams. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with a reporter who has seen the damage they've inflicted.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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This segment aired on December 17, 2015.

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