"Steps [leaders]'ve already agreed including respecting international law, not militarizing disputed areas and not occupying uninhabited islands, reefs and shoals....
"Several leaders remained seriously concerned over recent developments in the South China Sea," said the draft of a statement.
"The tone of the meeting was quite friendly and emphasized peace and security within the region."
The United States warned in June of "actions" if Beijing extended its military expansion to the Scarborough Shoal.
"But of course that also depends on the attitude of the Chinese officials."
Ramos would "meet old friends and possibly play a few rounds of golf" in the Chinese territory.
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"China's sweeping claim of (the) South China Sea under their nine-dash line purportedly historical boundary is illegal and is creating...