China dismisses US call to halt island construction project in South China Sea

November 24, 2014 2:05 PM

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China says its construction of an island on top of a reef in the contested Spratly Islands is 'completely justifiable.' It appears the expanded island could accommodate an airfield.

China has dismissed a US call to halt construction on a new artificial island it is building in the disputed South China Sea, calling the US "biased." The island under construction is reportedly large enough to accommodate an airfield, and would give China a new base of operations in a region where ...

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