Chinese premier wins backing over South China Sea at ASEM Summit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attended an informal meeting during the 11th Asian-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Ulan Bator.
He said during the meeting that the South China Sea arbitration award will have no impact whatsoever on China’s territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea.
He said China never participated in the arbitration unilaterally initiated by the Philippines, adding that his country neither accepts nor acknowledges the so-called arbitration award.
Leaders of some ASEM members voiced their support for China’s position on the South China Sea issue during meetings with Li Keqiang.

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