A file picture of China's South Sea Fleet taking part in a drill in the Xisha Islands, or Paracel Islands, in the South China Sea. The Philippines foreign secretary expressed concerns this week over China’s military build-up on islands in the disputed water. Photo: AFP

China abruptly postpones commerce minister’s trip to Philippines, say sources

Visit may have been put off because Beijing was annoyed by comments made about China’s installation of weapons in disputed areas of South China Sea, sources say

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A file picture of China's South Sea Fleet taking part in a drill in the Xisha Islands, or Paracel Islands, in the South China Sea. The Philippines foreign secretary expressed concerns this week over China’s military build-up on islands in the disputed water. Photo: AFP
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