Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks
2020/07/27

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: The Australian government wrote to the United Nations last week, saying China's territorial claim in the South China Sea has no legal basis. What's China's comment on this?

Wang Wenbin: China's territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea were developed throughout the long course of history. They are upheld by successive Chinese governments and in conformity with international law including the UNCLOS, which won't be altered by certain countries' wanton accusations.

China firmly opposes the Australian side's comments which run counter to facts, international law and basic norms governing international relations.

 

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