Foreign and Military Affairs

China's claim on South China Sea 'indisputable'

Updated: 2011-06-15 17:02
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BEIJING - China has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea islands and their surrounding waters, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

Yang Yi, spokesman for the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office, made the remarks when asked to comment on media reports that Taiwan's navy will conduct patrols in the area by the end of this month. Yang's comments were posted on the website of

People from both sides of the Taiwan Straits have shared responsibility to safeguard sovereignty over the islands and their surrounding waters, Yang said.