South China Sea Tensions Flare at Asia Security Talks

August 4, 2015 7:02 AM

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South China Sea Tensions Flare at Asia Security Talks

Kuala Lumpur: China was on a diplomatic collision course with some of its neighbours and the United States over its controversial island-building, as regional security talks opened today in Kuala Lumpur.

Beijing is expanding tiny reefs in the flashpoint South China Sea into islands and topping some with military posts to reinforce its claims over the strategic waters, fanning fears of a conflict.

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