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China opposed to exploration that violates sovereignty in South China Sea

2014-10-30 15:26:30       source:NISCSS

October 28, 2014


"China today warned that it will firmly oppose any exploration activity in South China Sea if it undermines its "sovereignty and interests", hours after India inked a pact with Vietnam for exploration in two additional oil and gas blocks in the the resource-rich area.


"As for the likely exploration of South China Sea oil fields between Vietnam and India, I want to say that China's position is consistent and clear," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said.


Hong was reacting to reports of India accepting Vietnam's offer of additional blocks for oil exploration during the current visit by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to New Delhi."


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