外文标题：Pentagon again asks China to end island building
WASHINGTON: US defense secretary Ash Carter met a top Chinese general on Thursday and repeated a US call for a halt to land reclamation in the South China Sea, while stressing that the Pentagon remained committed to expanding military contacts with China.
In the meeting with General Fan Changlong, a deputy head of China's powerful Central Military Commission, Carter stressed his commitment to developing "a sustained and substantive US-China military-to-military relationship", the Pentagon said.
It said this would be based on a shared desire to deepen cooperation in areas including humanitarian assistance, disaster response, peacekeeping, counter-piracy, as well as "constructive management of differences".
In reiterating US concerns about tensions in the South China Sea, Carter called on China and all rival claimants to halt land reclamation and militarization of disputed territory, and to pursue a peaceful resolution in accordance with international law, the Pentagon statement said.
BRIJ LAL KHANNA (Unknown)
China do not care for these shallow warnings. If Pentagon really want to check China bullying tactics they should provide moral and material assistance to Vietnam, Japan, Myanmar, India and other Nations of South East and South Pacific region. Defence and Strategic treaty among the affected Countries is the call of today. Or else like Nazi Hitler China too shall embark upon its aggressive expansionist strategy with an attitude of "WHO CARES?".
Known Sense ()
China is going against the nature which may prove dangerous later :-)
Rajiv R (Ahmedabad)
China wants to prove that it is an alternative to US
us is barking everywhere...oooopsss
Woof Woof (India)
The Chinese are backed the Russians - why would they care about the US or the west?
Pavan Kumar (Hyderabad)
Do you think China will ever listen to US or any other country about its illegal activities. no way untill unless it is hit some day or the other
Sign of 3rd WW?