US Defense Secretary to Ask Vietnam to End Land Reclamation

May 31, 2015 1:56 PM

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says that during his visit to Vietnam, he'll urge officials to give up their reclamation projects in the South China Sea.

Carter has called for all countries in the Asia-Pacific region to halt the construction of artificial islands. Tensions are rising over China's rapidly expanding building projects, and Beijing's aggressive stand worries the U.S. and its regional partners.

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