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US says China risks 'Great Wall of self-isolation'

In recent years, China has reclaimed more than three thousand acres in the waters and beefed up its military presence, while saying its activities in the area are also designed for civilian purposes l



China risks erecting a "Great Wall of self-isolation" in Asia over its actions in the disputed South China Sea, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a global defence forum in Singapore. "There is growing anxiety in this region, and in this room, about China's activities on the seas, in cyberspace, and in the region's airspace," Carter said on Saturday in a speech to the Shangri-La security dialogue. He called China's land reclamation in the South China Sea "unprecedented" and urged it instead to join the US in cooperating on security in ...

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First Published: Sat, June 04 2016. 21:18 IST