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U.S. vows "actions" if China builds new structures in disputed waters

Chinese construction on a South China Sea (Vietnam's East Sea) islet claimed by the Philippines would prompt "actions being taken" by the United States and other nations, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned Saturday.

Carter urges China to join "principled security network" for Asia

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter urged China on Saturday to join a "principled security network" for Asia, saying that the United States would remain the world's most powerful military and the main guarantor of regional security for decades to come.

Asian nations seeking closer US ties over China: Pentagon

Asian countries are seeking to strengthen military ties with the United States in the face of Beijing's expansionist ambitions in the South China Sea or the East Sea to Vietnam, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Friday ahead of a regional visit that will not include a China stop.
April 09, 2016 | 08:16 am GMT+7
 
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