Monday, April 11, 2016

South China Sea warning looms over G7 summit

The foreign ministers of the Group of Seven nations began a summit in Japan on Sunday by calling for an end to nuclear weapons, but Beijing warned the meeting’s “deserving concerns” could be overshadowed by a Japanese move to make the South China Sea a key item on the agenda.

The meeting is taking place in Hiroshima, a Japanese city obliterated by a US atomic bomb more than seven decades ago, but Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Ki­shida, who presides over the two-day annual meeting this year, said the ministers would also discuss maritime security ....