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US Defense Chief to China: Halt Land Reclamation

The U.S. defense secretary delivered a blunt rebuke to China for being “out of step” with international norms amid its unprecedented pace of reclamation efforts in the disputed South China Sea, saying “it is unclear how much farther China will go.” The actions are increasing “the risk of miscalculation and conflict,” the secretary of defense, Ashton Carter, said in a speech Saturday in Singapore at the Shangri-La Dialogue. Carter noted China has reclaimed over 800 hectares, more than...

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