Political Security


 ‘China will not seek sea militarization’


Jefferson Antiporda


The Manila Times


 October 17, 2017


hina on Monday maintained that it has no intention to militarize the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and would remain supportive of efforts between China and other sovereign nations to bring peace and stability in the area. However, Yao Wen, China’s foreign ministry deputy director general for policy planning of the Department of Asian Affairs, expressed concern over the navigation activities of countries outside the region in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) that could possibly lead to conflict.

Tags: South China Sea, Freedom of navigation, Philippines-China Relations, West Philippine Sea, Yao Wen