Philippines Disputed Islands

June 9, 2011 - 7:57 AM
Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Liu Jianchao gestures during a news conference at the Ambassador's residence at the country's financial district of Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines Thursday, June 9, 2011. China warned Asian neighbors Thursday to stop searching for oil near the disputed Spratly Islands and vowed to assert its sovereignty over the potentially petroleum-rich territory in the South China Sea despite rival claims. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)