Beijing warns US to stay out of South China Sea dispute


Martin Farrer and agencies


The Guardian


September 8, 2016 


China has sent a coded warning to the United States to stay out of the South China Sea dispute after Beijing was again accused of building permanent structures on islands in the area. Speaking after talks with rival countries at a regional summit in Laos, premier Li Keqiang said China wanted to work with other countries to “dispel interference” in the contested maritime zone.