A satellite image from the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative in the US showing Chinese construction work on Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands chain in the South China Sea. Photo: APA satellite image from the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative in the US showing Chinese construction work on Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands chain in the South China Sea. Photo: AP
A satellite image from the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative in the US showing Chinese construction work on Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands chain in the South China Sea. Photo: AP

US accuses Beijing of ‘provocative militarisation’ of South China Sea

US State Department adviser says China is pushing around smaller states with rival claims and limiting navigation in international waters

Topic |   South China Sea
A satellite image from the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative in the US showing Chinese construction work on Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands chain in the South China Sea. Photo: APA satellite image from the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative in the US showing Chinese construction work on Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands chain in the South China Sea. Photo: AP
A satellite image from the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative in the US showing Chinese construction work on Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands chain in the South China Sea. Photo: AP
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