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China vows to make South China Sea safe (2)

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20:12, December 15, 2011

China also vows to make joint efforts with others to participate in international cooperation on regional offshore safety, Liu said.

Pitono Purnomo, Indonesia's ambassador of its Foreign Affairs Ministry, said the seminar reflects the determination of China and ASEAN to increase mutual understanding and cooperation.

"ASEAN countries will push the cooperative projects under the framework of the DOC with China," Purnomo said.

Nearly 60 officials and scholars from China and ASEAN countries participated in the seminar.

During the seminar, the representatives discussed the current situation in the South China Sea. It was widely accepted that navigational security has been effectively maintained.

However, they agreed that technological devices and cooperation remain weak in face of the threats of piracy and transnational crime. The engineering maintenance of the shipping channel should also be strengthened.

The seminar demonstrates that China and ASEAN countries have the ability and wisdom to maintain the navigational freedom and security of the South China Sea and boost regional prosperity and stability, the representatives noted.

China and the ASEAN countries signed the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) in 2002.

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American Hegemony = Freedom, Democracy. Chinese Hegemony = China vows to make South China Sea safe.
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How is China going to do that? By killing others?
  

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