China pre­mier says will pro­tect South China Sea free­dom of nav­i­ga­tion

Daily Messenger - - International -

BEI­JING: China will firmly safe­guard free­dom of nav­i­ga­tion and over­flight in the South China Sea, Pre­mier Li Ke­qiang said on Tues­day at a re­gional sum­mit in Manila, state news agency Xin­hua re­ported.

“Li said China is the largest coun­try in the South China Sea and a ma­jor na­tion that uses the lanes in the sea, thus China shows more in­ter­est in safe­guard­ing peace, sta­bil­ity, and nav­i­ga­tion free­dom in the South China Sea than any other coun­try in the world,” Xin­hua said.

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