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China says resolve to protect peace, stability in South China Sea unshakeable

File photo of the South China Sea. Photograph:( WION )

Reuters Beijing, China Mar 08, 2018, 06.15 AM (IST)

China`s resolve to protect peace and stability in the South China Sea is unshakeable, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday.

Speaking on the sidelines of an annual meeting of China`s parliament, Wang said that some outside forces were trying to muddy the waters in the disputed region.
 
China has repeatedly accused countries outside the region - generally a reference to the United States and Japan - of trying to provoke trouble in the South China Sea while China and its neighbours are trying to resolve the matter through diplomacy.