utual trust also is growing between China and countr

ntries in the region due to joint efforts. The overall situation in the South China Sea is stable and becoming better, Shao said.

“Countries from the region have the will, wisdom and capability to manage differences an

d jointly promote peace, thus transforming the area into a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation,” he said.

On the Korean Peninsula question, China insists on denuclearizin

g the peninsula, and solving issues through dialogue and consultation, Shao said.

“China has consistently, seriously, fully and rigorously implemented the

United Nation’s resolutions regarding the peninsula,” he said. “China also is willing to w

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