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Wang: South China Sea not ‘a fighting arena’

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has indirectly urged the US to stay out of the South China Sea. The South China Sea is not a “safari park” for countries outside the region or a “fighting arena” for major powers to compete in, Wang said on Monday at a virtual seminar commemorating the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea., or DOC. It is a guideline for ASEAN nations on how to deal with disputes in the South China Sea. Wang called on Southeast Asian countries to work together to resist the involvement of external powers in disputes.

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