China, ASEAN, and US wary of South China Sea strategy: Foreign Minister Wang Yi

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China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who is visiting Malaysia, said on the 13th that China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will be “alert” on US strategies that arouse tensions in the South China Sea and elsewhere. He acknowledged that it should be done.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a joint press conference with Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Hishamdin that he should cooperate to eliminate “external obstacles”. “We (China and Malaysia) said that the South China Sea is a fleet-based wrestling ground for a large country. We share the view that China and ASEAN have sufficient responsibility and intelligence to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea. “

Meanwhile, Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishamdin said at a joint press conference that the territorial dispute in the South China Sea should be resolved peacefully through intra-regional dialogue.

China has conducted several military exercises in recent months, including near the Paracel Islands, which is the focus of territorial disputes. The United States has criticized China for trying to build a “marine empire” in the area.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi described the US government’s “Indo-Pacific” strategy as an “security risk” in East Asia. “The United States is planning to spread the old-fashioned Cold War situation, create conflicts between different groups and blocks, and stir up geopolitical conflicts. ASEAN member states are all clearly aware of this. I believe that I will be vigilant. “

Source Reuters

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