e8c89bd6d08731d2d9f5706dcd51c029528dd515China’s foreign minister on Saturday said his country would vigorously defend its sovereignty, declaring there was “no room for compromise” with Japan over territory or history. “We will never bully smaller countries yet we will never accept unreasonable demands from smaller countries,” Wang Yi told reporters. “On issues of territory and sovereignty, China’s position is firm and clear: We will not take anything that isn’t ours, but we will defend every inch of territory that belongs to us.” China is embroiled in disputes with several of its neighbours including the Philippines and Japan, with tensions centred on rival claims in the South China Sea and East China Sea. MORE