Facing U.S. Pressure, China Defends South China Sea Actions
John Kerry brought complaints about aggression in the South China Sea on his trip to China. Don't expect an apology from China, though.By Kate Grumke | May 16, 2015
John Kerry is in China to talk about a lot of things, but the one that is dominating headlines — and creating tension — is the South China Sea.
It's one of the busiest shipping routes in the world and an area where China is dredging up reefs to create islands — and military outposts — despite multiple countries' claims over the region.
"And on the horizon what looks like land. An island where there shouldn't be one," reports the BBC.