The map below shows the disputed claims in the South China Sea, specifically the Spratly Islands. While other countries like Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan, and The Philippines claim portions of the islands, China wants everything (see the red line). China claims nearly all of the South China Sea!
The diplomatic tensions are rising as the Philippines perceives the Chinese effort to control the disputed territories as bullying.
With China wanting to take over anything and everything, how can the country be stopped?