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Beijing rules out military force vs RP — Chinese paper By Michaela P. del Callar, Angie M. Rosales and Mario J. Mallari 04/16/2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Beijing rules out military force vs RP — Chinese paper

By Michaela P. del Callar, Angie M. Rosales and Mario J. Mallari 04/16/2012

China will not resort to military action against the Philippines in a disputed area in the South China Sea where the two countries are locked in a week-long tense standoff, according to a Communist party mouthpiece, but says “it will not compromise its principles” to appease Manila.

Influential Chinese newspaper Global Times said in its editorial that Beijing still prefers to solve the impasse diplomatically through negotiations, adding “peace and stability in the area are still what China strives for.”

While it claimed to have “remained reserved in protecting its interests,” Global Times warned though that China “will not make unprincipled concessions to the recklessness of neighboring countries.”.... MORE

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