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Beijing: ASEAN ties won't be hurt by sea issue

By Pu Zhendong ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-05-12 07:23:25

China opposes any particular country's taking advantage of the South China Sea issue to sabotage friendship and cooperation between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, a Foreign Ministry statement said on Saturday.

The remark came as foreign ministers and heads of state from 10 ASEAN members gathered in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, ahead of Sunday's ASEAN summit. The statement stressed "serious concerns over the ongoing developments" in the South China Sea.

In a declaration adopted on Sunday, leaders of the 10 states called for all parties to exercise self-restraint in the waters and to refrain from taking actions to escalate tension.

Beijing: ASEAN ties won't be hurt by sea issue

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