外文标题：Kerry to press Beijing to halt projects in South China Sea
BEIJING: US Secretary of State John Kerry is in China to press Beijing to halt increasingly assertive actions it is taking in the South China Sea that have alarmed the United States and China's smaller neighbors.
verbal sparring between US and Chinese officials over land reclamation projects China is conducting in disputed waters, Kerry arrived in Beijing on Saturday for a series of meetings with the communist nation's top leaders.
American officials said this week that Kerry is bringing a message to Beijing that China's large-scale land reclamation and general behavior in the South China Sea hurt China's image and foreign relations, including with the U.S.
China has reacted angrily to suggestions the U.S. may send military ships and planes to challenge Chinese claims to islands it is building. On Friday, Beijing reaffirmed that it will defend those claims and won't remain passive if they are threatened.
Brown American (USA)
Why should China listen to Kerry?
I thought brown American was pakistan. .
Rajesh (Mumbai) 55 mins ago
China will do things well.
The world needs somebody to keep the Chinese in check and the Americans are fulfilling that function. Given a free reign China, with the new found wealth, will flex muscle and have their way...good to have check and balance.
tanmay chakrabarti (Uttarpara)
Kerry is trying to catch fish in troubled water of South China Sea.
Woof Woof (India)
China seems not to care about the other super powers and will probably go ahead with their agenda no matter what
I am happy that Modi has backed off from siding with Vietnam, The Philippines and Malaysia and let USA tackle China in South China sea. Modi is being Pragmatic. Modi needs Chinese investment.