A handout photo taken on April 2 by satellite image provider DigitalGlobe shows what is claimed to be an airstrip at Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Islands under construction by China. Photo: AFP

Pentagon accuses Beijing of accelerating land reclamation in the South China Sea

United States Department of Defence report says China has added 2,000 acres disputed maritime areas, while Beijing says the document "ignored facts"

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A handout photo taken on April 2 by satellite image provider DigitalGlobe shows what is claimed to be an airstrip at Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Islands under construction by China. Photo: AFP
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