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Clashes with US can be avoided: FM

Updated: 2013-12-17 07:16
By Li Xiaokun ( China Daily)

China believes peaceful development rather than conflict is key to building bilateral ties

China does not believe it is inevitable that emerging powers will confront established ones, and the nation is confident that clashes can be avoided by working on the issue with the United States, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday.

Wang made the remarks two days after media reported that a Chinese warship escorting China's sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, in the South China Sea on Dec 5 confronted the guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens, which was closely following the Chinese ships despite warnings from the Chinese.

Clashes with US can be avoided: FM