China Island-Building Expands as Asean Leaders Gather in U.S.

  • Images show China dredging and reclaiming land in Paracels
  • Obama seeks to advance `shared vision of regional order'

Barack Obama hosts ASEAN leaders in Rancho Mirage.

Photographer: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

China’s South China Sea island-building has expanded into the Paracel Islands, according to satellite photos published as Southeast Asian leaders gather in California for two days of talks with U.S. President Barack Obama.

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