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Yun Sun quoted in The South China Morning Post on South China Sea island dispute

By Yun Sun
in Program

Senior officials from the world’s two biggest economies – China and the United States – are expected to have tough discussions about the mainland’s deployment plans for its artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea at this week’s bilateral talks, observers saidSenior officials from the world’s two biggest economies – China and the United States – are expected to have tough discussions about the mainland’s deployment plans for its artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea at this week’s bilateral talks, observers said.

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The two sides would have “a good deal of tough conversations” about how China intended to use artificial islands it had been building in the South China Sea, said Yun Sun, a China studies expert at the Henry L. Stimson Centre in Washington. “Now the discussion will be focused less on land reclamation itself and more on what facilities China will put on the islands,” she said.

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