China Rebuffs U.S. Request to Halt S. China Sea Island Work

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Feb 26, 2015 9:29 AM
China rejected an appeal from the Obama administration earlier this month to halt “destabilizing” construction on disputed islets in the South China Sea, according to U.S. officials. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel urged Chinese officials to halt rapidly expanding island construction over the past several years in the disputed Spratly Islands during a visit to Beijing.