Russia supports China's stance on the South China Sea issue and opposes any third-party interference, Putin told a news conference after the G20 summit in China.
"President Putin's position shows Russia to be objective and fair, and represents the voices of justice from the international community," spokesperson Hua Chunying told a press conference.
A tribunal in July issued an "award" on the South China Sea arbitration, which was unilaterally initiated by the former government of the Philippines. China has reiterated that it will not accept any proposition or action based on the decision.
In fact, if a country is truly concerned about peace and stability in the South China Sea, it will support China to peacefully resolve the dispute with the countries directly concerned in accordance with international law and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC), Hua said, adding that China also opposes any attempt by forces outside the region to manipulate the issue or stir up trouble.
VIENTIANE, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China issued a statement here Wednesday, calling for full and effective implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC).
The two sides held the 19th ASEAN-China Summit and commemorated the 25th anniversary of ASEAN-China dialogue relations in the Lao capital. In a chairman's statement issued at the summit, the two sides underlined the importance of maintaining peace, stability, security and freedom of navigation in, and overflight above, the South China Sea. Full story
PHNOM PENH, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen reiterated late Friday that the South China Sea issue should be settled through peaceful negotiations by the parties directly concerned.
"The South China Sea conflict should be resolved peacefully by the Chinese and Vietnamese governments," the prime minister wrote on his official Facebook page in response to a Vietnamese Facebook user who criticized the Cambodia's position on the issue.Full story