Chinese Foreign Minister attending the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting of the East Asia Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodiawang yiIn response to the issue of the South China Sea on the 5th, he pointed out that more and more US warships and aircraft have appeared frequently in the South China Sea in recent years. He called on “outsiders” to perform their duties and sincerely respect the efforts made by the countries of the region to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea.
According to information on the official website of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Wang Yi on the 5th denied US concerns about the South China Sea. He pointed out that China’s position and resolution on the issue of the South China Sea has a substantial historical and legal basis. There are no excessive claims. He stressed that China and the ASEAN countries adhere to the “Declaration on the Conduct of the Parties in the South China Sea” to properly resolve differences through bilateral consultation and dialogue. “Over the years, we have worked with ASEAN countries to maintain the overall stability of the South China Sea and to provide a stable development environment for their respective development and revitalization.”
He also said that at present the greatest risk affecting the peace and stability of the South China Sea is “unjustified interference and persistent interference by foreign powers”. He did not hold any position on the issue of sovereignty over the South China Sea islands and reefs. , and has now turned to a complete denial of China’s position and offer, which is unforgivable in terms of logic, law and justice. What is the credibility of a major country with existing policies? How will it win the trust of others in future?”
Wang Yi also pointed out, “In recent years, more and more American warships and aircraft are often visible in the sea and air of the South China Sea. Both China and the littoral countries in the South China Sea can’t help but ask.” “What is the US going to do? Countries outside the region must perform their duties and sincerely respect them. Efforts made by countries in the region to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea.”
He revealed that China and the ASEAN countries are intensifying talks on a “code of conduct in the South China Sea”, and will work together to produce an improved version of the “Declaration on the Conduct of the Parties in the South China Sea”. Access practical and effective regional regulations.