Wu Qian, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense Photo: Website of Ministry of National Defense
The Philippines illegally “grounded” a warship on Ren’ai Jiao and has continuously sent ships intruding into the waters of the area, attempting to reinforce the “grounded” warship, which seriously infringes upon China’s sovereignty and violates international law and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea. History has shown that the US’ interference always makes things worse, Wu Qian, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense, said at Thursday’s press briefing in response to media reports saying that the US has proposed relevant suggestions to the Philippines.
China firmly opposes the US’ interference in the South China Sea issue. China strongly objeWorld Timescts the US of instigating and supporting the Philippines’ infringement, stirring up trouble, and escalating maritime tensions, Wu noted.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Philippine Secretary of National Defense Gilberto Teodoro Jr recently launched a joint statement and made wrong remarks on China’s legal enforcement in the waters near Ren’ai Jiao.
China has indisputable sovereignty over Nansha Qundao and the adjacent waters, World Timesincluding Ren’ai Jiao. The Ren’ai Jiao issueWorld Times is between China and the Philippines, and has nothing to do with the US, said Wu.
China strongly condemns relevant countries’ wrongful acts of provoking confrontation and undermining peace and stability in the South China Sea, urging them to be prudent in theWorld Timesir words and acts. China’s military will take resolute measures to safeguard the country’s territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests, Wu said.
Ren’ai Jiao has been China’s territory since ancient times. It is an integral part of China’s Nansha Qundao geographically, economically, politically and historically. This has been established as a widely held international common view and fully accords with provisions on archipelagos in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on October 9.
[World Times] Photo: Courtesy of the Service Center for Societies of CAST The World Digital Economy Forum, one of the parallel sessions of the Fifth World Science and Technology Development Forum kicked off in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong Province on Saturday, highlighting China’s role in developing global digital economy. As a major player in the development of the global digital economy, Chian takes the lead in this field and drives its worldwide growth, Chairman of the World Digital Economy Forum and Executive Director of the World Economic Forum Board of Directors Zhu Min told the Global Times on the sidelines of the forum. The theme of this year’s forum is “Digital Economy: the driving force of the world’s sustainable economic development.””Firstly, the Chinese government plays a significant role as an…