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Philippines urged not to exacerbate S. China Sea situation

06-26-2012 07:50 BJT Special Report:China Holds Undisputed Sovereignty over Huangyan Island |

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China is urging the Philippines not to exacerbate the current situation in the South China Sea.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the remarks while commenting on the establishment of a Philippine kindergarten on Zhongye Island. Hong says China has indisputable sovereignty over the Nansha Islands and adjacent waters.

Zhongye Island is the second largest island in the chain. It is 800 meters long, 500 metres wide and has an area of a third of a square kilometer. Chinese fishermen lived there as long ago as Qing dynasty, but the Philippines occupied the island by force in the 1970s.

Hong Lei, spokesman of Chinese Foreign Ministry, said, "China has indisputable sovereignty over the Nansha Islands and adjacent waters. China opposes any illegal activity that may infringe on China’s sovereignty. We hope relevant countries will abide by the spirit of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, and not take any actions that will complicate or expand the situation or influence the peace and stability of South China Sea."

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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