Chinese Embassy Spokersperson Answering Question on Remarks of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken
2021/02/02

Question:The United States rejects China's maritime claims in the South China Sea beyond what it is permitted under international law and stands with Southeast Asian nations, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a call with Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin. What is your comment?

Spokersperson of Chinese Embassy:Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mr. Zhao Lijian has earlier made comment on such a question. China's sovereignty, rights and interests in the South China Sea have been formed in the course of a long history, and are in line with international law and practice. China unswervingly upholds its territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests. China is also committed to the peaceful settlement of disputes through negotiation and consultation with other countries directly concerned, and to jointly safeguarding peace and stability in the South China Sea with ASEAN countries. China hopes countries outside the region will duly respect the efforts of China and other regional countries to properly handle maritime disputes and safeguard peace and stability in the South China Sea.

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