ASEAN foreign ministers to discuss rumors of the South China Sea South China Sea, Chinese carriers will deploy
Data Figure: China is the spread of the network modified Kuznetsov aircraft carrier
published on January 18, according to the “Global Times” reported that an informal meeting of ASEAN foreign ministers on 16 February to 17, held in Lombok, Indonesia, South China Sea to become the focus of attention. 17 closing the meeting, in answer to the “Global Times” reporter on the South China Sea islands dispute issue, Foreign Minister of Indonesia Marty – Natalegawa said, “No matter if you place the South China Sea, will make the problem more complex, there is not necessary risk. ” He also called on parties to the dispute “act quickly” to develop a legally binding “code of conduct.” This statement caused the parties to talk. Chinese experts Caipeng Hong believe that China and some Southeast Asian countries, territorial disputes have existed for many years, both sides want to resolve, but can not be hurried.
the beginning of this meeting is taking over the Chair of ASEAN countries of Indonesia since the first ministerial-level meeting convened. January 24 -25, 10 foreign ministers of China and ASEAN will be held in Kunming, China, South China Sea Conference, the meeting of the Lombok is considered to be a unified view within ASEAN, and China next week for talks. 16, Reuters quoted the Foreign Minister of Indonesia as saying Natalegawa, the participating ministers discussed extensively disputed South China Sea issue, and that if not properly handle South China Sea issue, the problem may be out of control, threatening regional stability. ASEAN Secretary General Surin also said that China would very much like to move forward on the issue of the South China Sea, while ASEAN is also seeking a consensus. The report also said, is expected to be held in Bali in October this year, the ASEAN +3 Summit, ASEAN with China, Korea and Japan once again on the South China Sea dispute issues.
Indonesia, “Jakarta Post” 17 to “ASEAN believes that negotiations need to break the South China Sea” as the subject reported that Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Brunei and China there are territorial disputes in the South China Sea, Vietnam has also on this issue conflict with China. Although Indonesia has no territorial disputes with China, but very eager to help solve the South China Sea. Indonesia’s foreign minister said Natalegawa 17, 2002, China and ASEAN signed the “Declaration on Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea” has been nine years in a row, “We believe that progress on this issue as soon as possible, if the pending issues, posing a risk of may. ” Japan’s Kyodo News said the 17 analysis, which shows that ASEAN countries have been satisfied with “Declaration on Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea,” the effect, I hope to develop a legally binding “code of conduct.”
America’s role in the South China Sea dispute is the focus of attention. “Jakarta Post” 17 said the administration is using the South China Sea in Southeast Asia to develop forces and undermine China’s influence in the region, and China to the United States tried to control this region “throat” of the plan knew belly out. The report also said, reportedly improved this year, China will complete the first aircraft carrier, “Kuznetsov” was also to be deployed in the South China Sea. Reuters said that Indonesia and other countries are fighting for the same time maintain good relations with China and the U.S.. Caipeng Hong said that in the South China Sea issue, we firmly oppose the United States and other countries involved, do not rule out the national interests of individual ASEAN countries in order to secretly turn to the United States to balance China’s power in the region. But as a whole, ASEAN will not allow U.S. participation in the South China Sea. (Newspaper correspondent in Indonesia in the reporter Ma Qing Zhang Hui Yan)
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