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We continue to oppose construction of artificial reefs in South China Sea: Julie Bishop

By Team Pardaphash 
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US: Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop stated that they will continue to oppose the construction of artificial reefs and militarization of those structures in the South China Sea.

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Bishop went on to say: “We continue to oppose the construction of artificial reefs and militarization of those structures in the South China Sea.”

The minister, who was delivering a lecture in New Delhi, said at the same time that there was a need to engage with Beijing as it would be in no one’s interest to see the Chinese economy falter.

“Rising nationalism is leading to a narrow definition of national interest and a more transactional approach in negotiations. These factors reduce the prospects of multilateral cooperation in collective interest,” said Bishop, who is on a two-day visit to New Delhi.

China has constructed artificial reefs in the resource- rich South China and has been ramping up military infrastructure there despite stiff opposition from countries including Indonesia, Vietnam and Philippines, which are involved in the territorial dispute.

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