An aerial photo taken on Sept. 25, 2015 from a seaplane of Hainan Maritime Safety Administration shows the Yacheng 13-1 drilling rig during a patrol in south China Sea.(Xinhua/Zhao Yingquan)
KAMPALA, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Uganda has called for the peaceful resolution of the South China Sea dispute through negotiations, honoring bilateral agreements and regional efforts.
Henry Okello Oryem, Uganda's minister of state for foreign affairs told Xinhua in an interview that although Uganda and Africa are far away from the disputed area, they have keen interest.
He said the parties involved in the dispute should not allow it to escalate.
"We support the South China Sea dispute related parties to solve the maritime dispute peacefully through friendly discussion or negotiation based on the agreed bilateral agreements and regional consensus," Oryem said.
He added, "We hope diplomacy and friendly negotiations will be used as means of resolving the matter."
He said instead of the Philippines unilaterally resorting to arbitration, it should continue engaging China through the bilateral agreements and working mechanisms that are there for solving such disputes.
LONDON, May 20 (Xinhua) -- China is committed to peace and stability in the South China Sea, and desires to solve disputes peacefully through negotiation, Chinese Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming said Friday.
In a speech at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, Liu said China has long exercised "a high-level of self-restraint and forbearance" regarding the territorial disputes in the region. Full story
BEIJING, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Since when did the international community judge disputes based on the one-sided rhetoric of the so-called weaker side instead of the rights and wrongs?
Many outsiders take for granted that the Philippines filed the South China Sea dispute case with the arbitral tribunal in The Hague because it was being bullied by China. Full story