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