外文标题：China building fake islands by dumping sand on coral reefs as it claims South China Sea, says US
China is creating a "great wall of sand" as it takes land in the disputed South China Sea, and could be preparing to launch further grabs of territory, according to the commander of the US's navy in the area.
Admiral Harry Harris Jr told a naval security conference in Australia that "China is building artificial land by pumping sand on to live coral reefs — some of them submerged — and paving over them with concrete. China has now created over 4 square kilometres (1.5 square miles) of artificial landmass".
The new land is next to some of the most beautiful natural islands in the world, but "in sharp contrast, China is creating a great wall of sand with dredges and bulldozers over the course of months," Harris said.
Disputes in the South China Sea about territory were "increasing regional tensions and the potential for miscalculation," Harris said.
KV JOHN (Mumbai)
Chinese cannot be trusted. planning to build airport must be for small flights like fighter planes. India take double care
Common Man (INDIA)
India should follow suit. If can't stop them, copy them.
China get out of kashmir..china has no right to step on our lands!!!
Prasanth Kumar (Hyderabad)
Spoiling the nature is like digging your own grave...
Anand Rai (Hindustan)
wow good.. we should also do that..
China is bad, fine, but why is US jumping up and down?
No one stop China from being a living monster.
Vikas Sharma (Unknown)
China is looking for every possible way to overtake US
Gaurav Gupta (jaipur)
Long live china , Bravo China !!!!
Jatin Kumar (Unknown)
Its population is so high than there will be no more place to live therefore china built fake islands....
Pradeep Raja (Unknown)
US is crying more than victim countries !!! LOL
Suresh Datta (Hong Kong)
The Chinese are indirectly challening USA in South China Sea.They want to see who can stop them.
Anuj Jain (hapur)
They going to damage natural environment of sea, which affects the natural coral reefs and living organisms of that part of sea for their own interest .......International community should take steps to stop all these activities.
Bharatvasi V (Chennai)
The world should stop this. US,instead of complaining shoud take action through institutions like UN
Jeeva Nathan (Unknown)
We dont need to bother about china sea.. Lets first eastablish a string hold on Indian ocean