Latest News:  

English>>Foreign Affairs

Friendly talks key to resolving issues, Xi says

By Qin Jize and Pu ZhenDong  (China Daily)

10:22, April 06, 2013

China-ASEAN relations stand above disputes, leaders agree

President Xi Jinping reiterated on Friday China's commitment to a negotiated settlement of disputes related to the South China Sea, saying the country will not allow any factors to disturb the China-ASEAN cooperation.

Xi said China always undertakes to resolve disputes through friendly consultation and negotiation.

"Prior to the resolution, China is willing to enhance the dialogues and communication with ASEAN member countries to jointly maintain the peace and stability of the South China Sea," said Xi while meeting with Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah in Beijing.

Xi said China is ready to work with Brunei, which holds ASEAN's rotating presidency in 2013, to adhere to the theme of peace and cooperation to promote China-ASEAN relations.

"There should be no factor to disturb the China-ASEAN friendly cooperation process," Xi said.

He said China has always been devoted to friendship and good neighborliness. "That is our sincere wish as well as what we do," Xi said.

Hassanal is the first foreign leader Xi has received since being elected president, a fact that Xi said underscores the great importance China has attached to its relations with Brunei as well as ASEAN countries.

Hassanal said Brunei insists that all the parties should adhere to the spirit of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea and seek a peaceful resolution to disputes.

The South China Sea issue should not affect ASEAN and China's friendly, cooperative ties, he said.

Premier Li Keqiang also met with the Brunei guest late on Friday.

Li recalled the achievements of China and ASEAN countries over the past 10 years, saying the future and fates of both sides have never so closely interacted.

【1】 【2】

We Recommend:

President Xi plants trees, promotes 'beautiful China'

VP calls for 'Chinese Dream' encouragement

Xi's maiden foreign tour historic, fruitful

'Radical sentiment' threatens ties

Denuclearization on Peninsula

China regrets DPRK nuke facility reopening: FM

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:LiQian、Yao Chun)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Int'l Day of Mine Awareness marked

  2. Prince William, Kate love sports

  3. Unforgettable images you can't miss

  4. Heavy snowfall hits NE China

  5. Pick 'Qingming Tea' on Qingming Festival

  6. Two more reserves for Siberian tigers

  7. Beautiful actresses in Journey to the West

  8. Babies participate in crawl competition in HK

  9. Shanghai: Nokia closes its flagship store

  10. BFA to be held from April 6 to 8

Most Popular


  1. Reflecting on rules that allow bad apples
  2. Cold food honors loyal man with a warm heart
  3. Safety concerns over state-owned coal mines
  4. New age of gender blending in China
  5. 'Tomb Sweeping Day' distorts meaning of Qingming
  6. Xi's visit starts new era of China-Africa relations
  7. Opinion: It's high time to stop hijacking Tibetans
  8. Significant risks remain for global economy:BRICS
  9. BRICS summit offers bright sunrise
  10. Western leaders learned nothing from Iraq disaster

What’s happening in China

Snails that are as fat as geese

  1. Ten years after SARS, what has China learned?
  2. China issues alert for strong sea winds
  3. Heavy rain to sweep S China
  4. Hainan ready for Boao Forum
  5. China releases names of Tibet landslide victims