China expressed dissatisfaction with the position of the leaders of the G7 on the South China sea

© AP Photo / Ng Han Guan, FileЧеловек on the screen background with flag of China, Beijing. Archival photoChina expressed dissatisfaction with the position of the leaders of the G7 on the South China sea© AP Photo / Ng Han Guan, File

The Chinese authorities were dissatisfied with the statement following the summit «the Big seven», which deals with disputed territories in East China and South China seas. This was reported by the official representative of the foreign Ministry of the country of Lu Kang.

«The position of the Chinese side on issues of the East China and South China seas are clear and consistent. China has always advocated for the settlement of appropriate disputes directly with the parties to the dispute through negotiations and consultations,» — said the representative office.

Lou Kahn expressed hope that the G7 States will continue to maintain neutrality in relation to the parties to the dispute and respect efforts made by countries of the region to solve.

The Chinese diplomat also called on the G7 to stop «irresponsible statements» and to play a constructive role in maintaining peace and stability in the region.

Earlier, the leaders of the countries «the Big seven» have expressed concern about the situation in the region and oppose any unilateral actions that can escalate tensions. They also reaffirmed their commitment to resolving the Maritime territorial disputes through dialogue and law, including the arbitration court.

Unresolved issues

China, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines have differences over Maritime boundaries and responsibility areas in the South China and East China seas. We are talking in particular about the archipelagos of Xisha and Nansha Islands, and Huangyan island (Scarborough reef).

For several years now, China is pursuing in the South China sea large-scale hydraulic engineering and construction work. According to some experts, thus China seeks to secure control over the region.

The permanent court of arbitration in the Hague in July 2016, according to the suit ruled that China has no basis for territorial claims in the South China sea. The court decided that the disputed territory of the Spratly archipelago (Nansha) Islands are not and exclusive economic zone do not form. China did not recognize the arbitration decision.

Last week, the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte said, informed the Chinese President XI Jinping’s intention to begin drilling on the disputed land. According to the Philippine leader, in response to XI Jinping has warned that it may start a war if Manila will start oil production.

«He said to me: «We are friends, we don’t want to quarrel with you, we want to maintain cordial relations, but if you insist, we’ll start a war,» said Duarte, noting that the warning sounded firm but friendly.
China has repeatedly urged the United States not to interfere in this dispute, but with the advent of the new President of Donald trump Washington has not changed its position on the disputed territories and waters in the South China sea.

The Chinese defense Ministry has repeatedly noted that the U.S. military sent to the area, ships and aircraft, which is a threat to China’s sovereignty and the lives of military personnel stationed in the area.

So, this week patrol U.S. military plane P-3 Orion conducted intelligence activities to the South-East of the airspace of Hong Kong. In the air was raised a Chinese military aircraft, two multi-purpose fighter-bomber, J-10 approached the U.S. plane at a distance of 30 meters.

The Ministry of defense of the PRC on Sunday once again urged the air force and the U.S. Navy to stop provocative activities in the South China sea, which threatens the sovereignty and security of the country.

«Once again we urge the us side to take effective measures in order to avoid similar incidents in the future. Chinese armed forces will fulfill their responsibilities and to resolutely defend national sovereignty and security,» — said in a statement.

Earlier, the destroyer of the US Navy Dewey took place in the South China sea at a distance of 12 nautical miles (22 kilometres) off one of the disputed Spratly archipelagos. Beijing expressed the American side strong protest and made hard performance «in connection with the demonstration of military force».