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SCS: China says ‘will never accept settlement plans by third party’

ANI | Updated on: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 01:47 PM IST

(FILES) This file photo taken on May 5, 2016 shows crew members of China's South Sea Fleet taking part in a drill in the Xisha Islands, or the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. 
Beijing braced on July 12, 2016 for an international tribunal's ruling on the South China Sea, where it has expansive territorial claims, with all eyes watching for the Asian giant's reaction on the ground or in the water. Beijing claims sovereignty over almost the whole of the South China Sea, on the basis of a segmented line that first appeared on Chinese maps in the 1940s, pitting it against several neighbours. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT |
(FILES) This file photo taken on May 5, 2016 shows crew members of China's South Sea Fleet taking part in a drill in the Xisha Islands, or the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Beijing braced on July 12, 2016 for an international tribunal's ruling on the South China Sea, where it has expansive territorial claims, with all eyes watching for the Asian giant's reaction on the ground or in the water. Beijing claims sovereignty over almost the whole of the South China Sea, on the basis of a segmented line that first appeared on Chinese maps in the 1940s, pitting it against several neighbours. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT |
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New Delhi: Continuing aggressive stand on maritime sovereignty in the South China Sea, China has said it will never accept any kind of dispute settlement by the third party and will never accept the settlement plans or ideas imposed upon Beijing.

Speaking on the occasion of the 89th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Liberation Army on Thursday, Major General Wang Xiao jun – the Military, Naval and Air attache at the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi, said, “China firmly defends its territory sovereignty and maritime rights and interests. As for the so called for the arbitration of south china sea award brought unilaterally by former government of one country, China states time and again its stand of non-acceptance, non-participation, and non-exclusion. China will never accept any kind of dispute settlement by the third party and will never accept the settlement plans or ideas imposed upon China.”

“China will continue to talk directly with relative parties and try the best to search the South China Sea dispute peacefully on the basis of respect, historical facts and international law. China respects and supports the freedom and limitation of over flight in the south china sea according to international law and would like to cooperate with any other coastal countries and international society to ensure the streamline in that area of sea,” he added.

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China has refused to accept the South China Sea arbitration award issued by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Hague and reaffirmed its territorial sovereignty, maritime rights and interests.

The ruling had favoured petitioner Philippines saying the country’s sovereignty had been breached by the dragon.

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Published on: Friday, July 29, 2016, 05:15 PM IST