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US warns of Chinese reclamation

24th August 2015 - 08:37 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The US expressed ongoing consternation over the scale of Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea in a recent Pentagon report.

The Department of Defense (DoD) document, entitled ‘Asia-Pacific Maritime Security Strategy: Achieving US National Security Objectives in a Changing Environment’, stated, ‘One of the most notable recent developments in the South China Sea is China’s expansion of disputed features and artificial island construction in the Spratly Islands, using large-scale land reclamation.’ 

It revealed that Chinese activity outweighs other countries’ efforts in terms of ‘size, pace and nature’.

China has reclaimed land at seven of its eight Spratly island

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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