China has described Tuesday as “unjustified” the position of the United States’ rejection of Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea, and has estimated that it “is trying to sow discord between the countries involved.”
In a statement released by the Chinese Embassy in the United States, Beijing criticized the United States’ declaration “ignoring China’s and the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for peace and stability in the South China Sea.”
In his opinion, “he deliberately distorts the facts and international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and exaggerates the situation in the region.” “The Chinese side is decidedly against it,” emphasizes the legation.
“China’s position on the South China Sea was consistent and clear,” he defended. “While China is firmly protecting its territorial sovereignty, maritime rights and interests, it has committed to settling disputes through negotiations and consultations with countries directly involved, addressing differences through rules and mechanisms, and achieving mutually beneficial outcomes.” has continued.