The Chinese foreign ministry strongly questioned the intentions of the United States over the weekend with regards to an Asian territorial dispute that has attracted the opinion of US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his American counterpart were both among the attendees at this weekend’s ASEAN Regional Forum in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, where representatives from 26 countries came together to discuss policy and security issues concerning the Asia-Pacific region. Now in the aftermath of the event, Wang’s office is instructing the US to refrain from interfering in one of the matters in particular that Sec. Kerry spoke of at the forum: the ongoing dispute involving Beijing’s claims regarding the South China Sea and those from other neighboring nations.
“China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are totally able to safeguard well the peace and stability of South China Sea,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry quoted Wang as saying, “in immediate response to the so-called tense situation propagated by some countries over the South China Sea.”
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