March 15, 2017 / 4:30 AM / 10 months ago

China hopes to maintain stability in South China Sea - Premier Li

BEIJING, March 15 (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday that China hopes to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea by pushing forward with negotiations for a code of conduct for rival claimants in the disputed waters.

Addressing a news conference at the end of the annual meeting of China’s parliament, Li said China also hopes to see stability in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Reporting by Ryan Woo and Kevin Yao; Writing by Christian Shepherd; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore

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