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China vows to make South China Sea safe


20:11, December 15, 2011

HAIKOU, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- China expects friendly cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to make the South China Sea safe, a Foreign Ministry official said Thursday.

Assistant Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin made the remarks during an international seminar on implementing the Declaration on Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) and maintaining the navigational freedom and security of the sea.

The seminar was held from Dec. 14 to 15 in Haikou, capital of Hainan province.

"Politically mutual trust and pragmatic cooperation have been strengthened between China and ASEAN countries," Liu Zhenmin said, adding that each side's economy and social development have been promoted.

As an important pathway for China's foreign trade and energy transportation, the navigational freedom and security of the South China Sea is critical for the country's economy and opening up.

China continually insists that each country's navigational and flight freedom in the South China Sea area under the international law should be fully guaranteed, Liu said.

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Observer at 2011-12-16222.127.64.*
American Hegemony = Freedom, Democracy. Chinese Hegemony = China vows to make South China Sea safe.
hialeahtom at 2011-12-1568.159.226.*
How is China going to do that? By killing others?

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