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Pushback over Beijing's South China Sea moves grows

China came under fire over the weekend for its militarisation in the South China Sea.

Comments by various countries at the Shangri-La Dialogue revealed the growing pushback against China's actions. Beijing defended its stance stoutly, but the voices against it are growing louder. China's claims to features in the South China Sea are disputed by others and were not recognised by an international arbitration tribunal. But it has been accused of beefing up facilities in the disputed territories so that it has de facto sovereignty, which it denies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 05, 2018, with the headline 'Pushback over Beijing's S. China Sea moves grows'. Print Edition | Subscribe