China sailed its aircraft carrier past Taiwan today, causing it to scramble its aircraft Reuters reported ©Taisheng/Color China Photo/AP Images
China sailed its aircraft carrier past Taiwan today, causing it to scramble its aircraft Reuters reported ©Taisheng/Color China Photo/AP Images

Common interest in maritime peace, says China

11 January 2017

China has said it is committed to upholding regional maritime security and order in the heavily contested South China Sea.

In a policy paper released on Wednesday, covering a number of regional security issues, China said it was in “all parties' common interest and consensus to maintain maritime peace, security and freedom of navigation and overflight” through the waters.

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