China says tensions in the South China Sea are intensifying due to interference from other countries trying to make political gains. Rough Cut - subtitled (no reporter narration).
SUBTITLED ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). China on Sunday said it has no fear of trouble when it comes to safeguarding sovereignty and security, voicing veiled criticism of the United States for recent escalation of tension in the South China Sea. Admiral Sun Jianguo made the remarks at the Shangri-La Dialogue, Asia's biggest security summit being held in Singapore. The summit is being held ahead of a significant ruling expected in coming weeks on a case filed by the Philippines in the International Court of Arbitration challenging China's South China Sea claims, which Beijing has vowed to ignore. The South China Sea has become a flashpoint between the United States, which increased its focus on the Asia-Pacific, and China, which is projecting ever greater economic, political and military power in the region.