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China using 'muscle to elbow aside' smaller countries in South China Sea: Obama

  • US President Barack Obama has expressed concern over China using its “size and muscle” to elbow aside smaller countries in the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

    China’s construction activity in the disputed areas has come under increased scrutiny in recent weeks.

    Images released on Thursday show land reclamation work undertaken by China on a reef.

    Several countries in the region, including the Philippines and Vietnam, have overlapping claims in the South China Sea.

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