China has called on the group of seven industrialized nations to not take sides in territorial disputes. The protest comes after G7 foreign ministers issued a veiled statement taking aim at Beijing's claims to small islands in the South China Sea.
China has successfully tested the world's largest amphibious aircraft. The 37-meter long beast might help China in its controversial South China Sea ambitions.
Beijing is building the infrastructure for fully-functioning air and naval bases on some of disputed islands, according to a US think tank. Satellite images have revealed high-frequency radar and other facilities.
Territorial disputes in the South China Sea are causing a food shortage in the region. Filipino fishermen are at the mercy of the Chinese coastguard as their livelihood takes a blow. Ana P. Santos reports from Zambales.
The Philippine president wanted to build on disputed land at the heart of a lucrative shipping route. Pressure from China made him quickly change tack.
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