China building 'great wall of sand' in contested waters, US official says

April 1, 2015 8:53 AM

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China building 'great wall of sand' in contested waters, US official says

China’s land reclamation process in contested waters of the South China Sea is raising concerns over the country’s intentions, a top U.S. official said Tuesday.

At a speech in Australia, U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Harry Harris accused China of building a “great wall of sand” over the areas that have been claimed by several nations, including Vietnam, the Philippines and Taiwan.

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