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Wang Yi: US Should View the South China Sea Issue from an Objective, Evenhanded and Reasonable Perspective

2016/01/27

On January 27, 2016, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks in Beijing with visiting Secretary of State John Kerry of the US and then jointly met journalists, stating China's principled stance on the South China Sea issue.

Wang Yi pointed out that the South China Sea Islands have been China's territory since ancient times. China has every right to safeguard its territorial sovereignty and legitimate maritime rights and interests. In the meantime, China firmly commits itself to maintaining peace and stability in the South China Sea, and sticks to controlling and managing disputes through dialogues as well as peacefully resolving them through negotiations and consultations. China's necessary defense facilities are out of sheer defensive purposes and have nothing to do with the so-called "militarization", because every sovereign state enjoys the right of self-preservation and self-defense. The US should view this issue from an objective, evenhanded and reasonable perspective. The two sides need to control and manage sensitive issues in a constructive way and ensure that the big picture of cooperation between China and the US will not be interfered.

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