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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on the Statement on the South China Sea Issued by ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting

2014/05/10

Q: ASEAN Foreign Ministers met in Myanmar on May 10 and made a statement on the issue of the South China Sea. What is China's comment?

A: The issue of the South China Sea is not one between China and ASEAN. China is opposed to certain country's scheme of spoiling the atmosphere of friendly cooperation between China and ASEAN by making use of the issue of the South China Sea. China is ready to press ahead with the comprehensive and effective implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) together with ASEAN countries, so as to safeguard peace and stability of the region. China also hopes that relevant ASEAN countries can earnestly respect and implement the DOC and make positive contributions to peace, stability and maritime security in the South China Sea.

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