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China refutes Barack Obama's remarks on South China Sea dispute

2015-01-28 08:26:56       source:DNA India

January 27, 2015


"Refuting US President Barack Obama's remarks on upholding freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea, China on Tuesday asserted that there has never been a problem of navigation in the area and relevant issue should be resolved through talks by parties directly concerned.


"We believe relevant issue should be resolved through dialogue and consultation by parties directly concerned," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing in Beijing. She was replying to question over Obama's remarks in New Delhitoday that US welcomes a greater role for India in the Asia Pacific, where the freedom of navigation must be upheld and disputes must be resolved peacefully. "At present situation inSouth China Sea is generally stable and there is consensus between China and ASEAN countries that is we will jointly safeguard peace and stability of South China Sea and the situation in freedom of navigation and over-flights have not seen any problems and there will be none in the future," she said."


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