G-7 ministers to express concern over China’s actions in S. China Sea

TOKYO — The Group of Seven (G-7) foreign ministers are expected to express concern at an upcoming meeting over China’s construction work and military deployments in the South China Sea, a government source said Wednesday.

In a statement on maritime security to be issued following the two-day meeting in Hiroshima from Sunday, the ministers plan to voice strong opposition to the assertion of territorial and maritime rights through the use of threats or force, the source said.

Maritime security is among the agenda items to be discussed in Hiroshima at a time China has reclaimed land in the South China Sea, on which it constructed runways, advanced radars and deployed surface-to-air missiles. PNA/Kyodo/northboundasia.com