Pentagon chief urges end to island-building in South China Sea




 
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May 27th, 2015  
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Topic: Pentagon chief urges end to island-building in South China Sea


By David Alexander U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday called for an immediate end to island-building by China and other countries near the South China Sea, urging the participants to stop militarizing the dispute and find a peaceful solution. Carter said China's island-building efforts were "out of step" with the regional consensus and that U.S. military aircraft and warships would continue to operate in the area as permitted under international law. "China’s actions are bringing countries in the region together in new ways," he said in a military ceremony in Hawaii.




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