Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Liu Weimin's Remarks on Philippine President's Relevant Remarks

Q: Philippine President Aquino said publicly that China would not engage in military actions at this stage because neither side would benefit from the use of force, and he had instructed his military not to escalate the issue. How does China comment?

A: We value the Philippines' remarks about de-escalating the issue. We hope the Philippines would match their words with their actions, adopt concrete steps, and stop making trouble at the scene, in order to restore peace and tranquility in waters off the Huangyan Island. China's position of adhering to diplomatic approach to calm down and address the situation remains unchanged. The Philippines should also come back to the right path of a diplomatic resolution of the issue.

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