China asks India, US not to disturb peace in South China Sea
BEIJING, China on Friday urged India and the United States not to interfere with peace in the South China Sea and to play a “constructive role” in the disputes because the issue could be discussed at the meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President Donald Trump.
Trump Modi will meet June 26 to discuss with Trump in a series of bilateral, regional and international issues of common interest.
He asked the cooperation between India and the United States. In the Indo-Pacific region, including the South China Sea +, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the situation in the disputed region was “refreshing.”
“With the concerted efforts of China and ASEAN countries, the situation becomes colder.
We hope that other countries, particularly non-regional countries, can respect the efforts of the countries of the region to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea, and play a constructive role in this regard, “said Mr. Geng.
China claims sovereignty over the entire South China Sea.
Vietnam, Malaysia, allegations of the Philippines, Brunei and Taiwan.
China is involved in territorial disputes, both in the controversial South China Sea in the East China Sea.
Beijing has built and militarized numerous islands and reefs it controls in the region.
Both areas are rich in minerals, oil and other natural resources. They are also essential for world trade.
The United States recently sent a naval warship near an artificial island in the South China Sea in the first operation described in “freedom of navigation” during the Trump government, a move that China has challenged sovereignty in the region.
China called for the US movement. “Irresponsible” and warned that the deliberate provocation of the United States would have “extremely dangerous consequences” for regional stability.
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