China News Service, July 14th. According to the website of the Chinese Embassy in the United States, on July 13, the US State Department issued a statement ignoring the efforts of China and ASEAN countries to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea. The International Laws such as the "Law of the Law" have rendered tensions in the South China Sea area, provoked relations between China and regional countries, and unreasonably accused China. China is firmly opposed to this.
Image source: Official website of the Chinese Embassy in the United States.
The statement pointed out that China's position and position on the South China Sea issue are consistent and clear. China resolutely safeguards China's territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea, insists on peaceful settlement of disputes through negotiations and consultations with relevant parties, insists on controlling differences through rules and mechanisms, and adheres to mutually beneficial cooperation to achieve a win-win situation.
At present, the situation in the South China Sea is generally peaceful and stable and continues to develop well. China and relevant coastal countries maintain dialogue and communication through the maritime issue consultation mechanism to promote cooperation in the maritime field. China and ASEAN countries have actively promoted consultations on the "Code of Conduct for the South China Sea" under the framework of fully and effectively implementing the "Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea", and have continuously made important progress.
The statement stated that the United States is not a party to the dispute in the South China Sea, but has frequently intervened in the South China Sea issue, under the guise of maintaining stability in the South China Sea, showing off military force, showing tension, and instigating confrontation in the region; The "Law of the Law", in the name of "Law of the Sea"; under the guise of "maintaining freedom of navigation and overflight", violently violated the territorial airspace of other countries and rampantly dominated the world's major oceans. China urges the United States to earnestly abide by its non-positional commitments on the territorial sovereignty of the South China Sea, respect regional countries’ efforts to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea, and refrain from being disruptors, saboteurs and disruptors of regional peace and stability.