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China offers US to 'think well' about islands
China, USA, politics, islands, South China Sea, position, territories, disputed, Hague Tribunal
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Earlier, the State Department said that Beijing's refusal to meet the court’s verdict on the disputed islands violates the international law.

China had made a tough remark due to American position on the South China Sea and recommended to 'think well' about this issue, the spokesman of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Liu Kang reported.

'We recommend the US side to think about its words and actions well, to stop promoting the relevant illegal decision, to stop provoking incidents in the South China Sea, to take away all the statements and actions that harm the sovereignty and interests of China in the sphere of safety and increase tensions in the region,' Liu Kang said.

China and some neighboring countries (Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines) have controversies over maritime boundaries and areas of responsibility in the South China and East China Seas.

The Hague Tribunal dismissed China’s request on these disputed territories yesterday. After that, the US State Department’s spokesman John Kirby said that Beijing's refusal to meet the court’s verdict on the disputed islands violates the international law.

However, China hasn’t recognized the decision of The Hague, and said that it has no impact on the interests and sovereignty of China in the area.

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