‘Biased US won’t affect construction’: China counters criticism of artificial island project

November 24, 2014 10:09 AM

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‘Biased US won’t affect construction’: China counters criticism of artificial island project

China has cautioned that US warnings to halt construction of a massive artificial island and airfield will not deter it from completing the project in disputed waters of the South China Sea. This is the fourth such undertaking in the last 12-18 months.

China’s top general has defended the construction of the 3,000-meter island as “justifiable” in a scornful response to swift American criticism that followed evidence of large-scale military construction on the Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Islands area.

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