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Xinhua: China Strongly Opposes Using Rule of Law as an Excuse

Xinhua recently reported that Zhang Suiye, the Chinese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, commented on some of China’s key foreign policies. Zhang said that China is determined to take a new and peaceful road to being a rising power. There has been no reason for China to give up this proven approach. For some territorial and maritime disputes with China’s neighboring countries, China advocates direct negotiations and talks with the involved parties to seek a peaceful resolution. China is strongly opposed to violating other countries’ legitimate rights using the “rule of law” as an excuse. Zhang expressed the belief that the countries in the Asia-Pacific region share the same ultimate interest in improved national development. China would like to contribute to building a balanced and effective regional security framework.
Source: Xinhua, June 21, 2014