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U.S. Defense chief warns China on island-building
U.S. Defense chief warns China on island-building

Defense Secretary Ash Carter called for China to halt its rapid island-building in the South China Sea, warning that the reclamation projects on rocky shoals and reefs was causing instability in the Asia-Pacific region. “The United States is deeply concerned about the pace and scope of land reclamation in the South China Sea,” Carter said in a speech to an annual security policy forum in Singapore that included defense officials from over 30 other countries, including China. He cited  “the potential for these activities to increase the risk of miscalculation or conflict.” U.S. surveillance photos show that China has placed two mobile artillery...

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