China has built seven artificial islands in the Spratlys group. Washington is expected to raise the issue of Beijing’s militarisation of man-made islands in the South China Sea at talks this weekend. Photo: Handout via Reuters

China will send team to minimise conflict at regional security talks, sources say

With militarisation of artificial islands in South China Sea on agenda, Beijing may try to shape summit as ‘academic exchange’ rather than policy debate

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China has built seven artificial islands in the Spratlys group. Washington is expected to raise the issue of Beijing’s militarisation of man-made islands in the South China Sea at talks this weekend. Photo: Handout via Reuters
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