Based on recently-published accounts, the US will challenge China's fake West Philippine Sea territorial claims in next week's APEC Leaders' Meeting.
The White House is still vague, however, as to the nature and form of such challenge.
In my humble opinion, the best way to express such challenge is for the US to lead an effort to come up with a Joint APEC Statement condemning China's recent reclamation activities in the Spratlys.
Of course, China (and her sympathizers) will never sign such statement. Nevertheless, if the number of signatories shall overwhelmingly outnumber the dissenters, it will send a clear message to China that she is well on her way on the road to diplomatic isolation as a result of her fake territorial claims.
And hopefully, this will serve as a dose of cold reality to her that there will be no happy endings, as far as these fake territorial claims are concerned.
We are fast running out of diplomatic wiggle room on this issue.
This is probably one of the handful of non-lethal actions left...