The Chinese have stated they are showing restraint in the South China Sea. However, the ecological damage they are doing with their island building is immense.
Whereas, others claim China is setting up a 'gray zone of coercion.'
Its claimed Obama raised the stakes on the South China Sea by visiting the Philippine warship and giving a speech.
Obama has called on China to stop island creation.
Indonesia is suggesting it will take China to the international tribunal if dialogue won't solve the dispute.
Australia's PM has stated they have the Americans' backs in the South China Sea.
The Philippines has stated they stand with the United States.
Malaysia has stated they will defend their sovereignty in the South China Sea.
China is telling the US to butt out of the South China Sea.