US official questions China's intentions in South China Sea

April 21, 2016 6:31 AM

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HANOI, Vietnam – U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken says China's massive land reclamation projects in the South China Sea and its increasing militarization of these outposts is fueling regional tension and raising serious questions about China's intentions.

Blinken made the comments in a speech to several hundred students at Vietnam's National University in Hanoi on Thursday.

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