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China highly appreciated the statement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who spoke on the situation in the South China Sea. According to the minister, the states involved in maritime disputes should refrain from the use of force. The Russian Foreign Minister also noted that it is necessary to stop attempts to internationalize the issue.


Dance waltz


Recall that several states, primarily China, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines, have long argued over borders in two seas: South China and East China.

Beijing believes that some countries are using Washington’s support to escalate tensions in the region. For example, in 2013, the Philippines applied to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea regarding the claims of the PRC to the South China Sea areas. Beijing rejected the possibility of resolving such issues in international arbitration.

It is therefore not surprising that the Chinese have approved the statement of Minister Lavrov, who proposed to stop attempts to internationalize the issue.

China highly appreciated Sergei Lavrov’s statement regarding the situation in the South China Sea, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kahn.

"China highly appreciated the statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia", - quotes Lu Kahn RIA News".

The Chinese official noted that attempts to influence the situation of countries not involved in regional disputes are unconstructive.

April 12 evening on Russian MFA website an interview was published, which was given by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov to the press representatives of Mongolia, Japan, and the PRC on the eve of visits to these countries.

“With regard to the situation in the South China Sea, we proceed from the following,” said the Minister, answering the question about the current tense situation around this sea. - All states involved in the relevant disputes should follow the principles of non-use of force, continue the search for mutually acceptable political and diplomatic solutions. It is necessary to stop any interference in the negotiations directly involved parties and attempts to internationalize these issues. We actively supported the readiness of China and the ASEAN countries to move along this path, primarily on the basis of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982. In addition, the Declaration of the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea was signed between ASEAN and China in 2002. Then in 2011, the PRC and ASEAN guidelines were agreed on the implementation of the provisions of this Declaration. Now, as I understand it, through negotiations between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, a code of conduct in the South China Sea is being agreed, which will contain legal obligations. I think this is the only possible way. I have repeatedly participated in various events at the East Asian Summits, as part of the ASEAN Regional Security Forum with external partners. There are regular attempts to internationalize issues related to the dispute in the South China Sea. I am convinced that they are completely counterproductive. Only the path of negotiations, on which the PRC and the ASEAN countries have already embarked and which can be followed, can bring the desired result, namely, a mutually acceptable agreement. ”

In addition, S. Lavrov spoke on the Russian-Chinese partnership. According to him, the interaction of the two countries in international affairs, cooperation in the UN Security Council as permanent members, joint lines of upholding the central role of the UN in solving any problems and respecting international law when dealing with various conflicts “is one of the main factors that allow to balance and stabilize the international environment. ”

“This is all the more important during the period,” the minister noted, “when a lot of events occur in the opposite direction, when interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states and attempts to impose on them recipes for solving problems from the outside by somebody else’s patterns seriously undermine the stability of the international system, sometimes to chaos, they create a vacuum that extremists and terrorists are quickly trying to fill, as we see in the Middle East, in North Africa. Therefore, I stress once again that against the background of such turbulence in world politics, the situation in international relations, the Russian-Chinese strategic partnership in favor of respecting the foundations of international law and our practical steps to implement this philosophy are a very important stabilizing factor. ”

Thus, the Russian foreign minister twice focused on outsiders trying to intervene: noting the inadmissibility of attempts to “internationalize” the issues and opposing the imposition on the parties of recipes for solving problems “from outside by someone else’s patterns”.

It is not easy for Moscow to make statements on the situation in the specified maritime region, since Russia has good relations with almost all the conflicting countries, except Japan, said Professor of the Far East Institute Jacob Berger.

“But in this case, China itself facilitates Lavrov’s task by setting an example of peacefulness. Beijing also tries not to spoil relations with those countries with which it has territorial disputes. This is the best model of behavior that the Chinese leadership adheres to, ”said the expert. Reedus.

However, it is difficult for Moscow to pass between Scylla and Charybdis if it comes to disputes between Beijing and Tokyo. The Kremlin considers Beijing to be a “strategic ally” and at the same time does not lose hope of improving relations with Japan. Japan is also not averse to improving relations with Moscow, and with Beijing too. “Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to improve relations with both Russia and China,” said Berger. - But he does not find a similar desire on the part of Beijing. For China, Japan is first and foremost an ally of the main enemy, the United States. Therefore, Beijing and Tokyo constantly “dance the waltz” with each other, now moving closer, now moving away, but generally remaining at one point in their relations. ”

Tokyo, we would like to add, would like to improve relations with both Moscow and Beijing, however, in the first and second cases, something hinders it. Talking to Moscow, the Japanese are sticking to the “northern territories” and dance to the tune of the United States, participating in the sanctions campaign against Russia. Talking with China about the disputed islands, the Land of the Rising Sun regards these same islands as its own and does not recognize compromises just as it does not recognize them with the South Kuril Islands.

One result of such an inflexible foreign policy is the acceleration of the militarization of both China and Japan. Another result is the attempts of the “containment” of the United States of China by demonstrating naval forces. As a result, due to the factor of "internationalization", a really tense situation is developing in the region.

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  1. strelets
    strelets April 15 2016 06: 46
    +6
    Something everywhere boils ... Amerikosy go to the bottom and crap for the last.
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    2. Finches
      Finches April 15 2016 07: 30
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      Unfortunately, the history of human civilization came up with only one method of the evolutionary leap - the world war! This is very well understood by the bigwigs from the military-industrial complex, and in general, representatives of the capitalist iceberg’s economic elite are war, it’s money, and a big war is a lot of money! Plus, the solution to any deep contradictions! Only the presence of weapons of mass destruction is a deterrent, since some sharks understand that not every bunker will save them ... But there is a race of Anglo-Saxons on Earth, which simply does not know how to live-war, especially with the wrong hands, it’s their centuries-old worldview, here and there they are setting fire to the ball from all sides! They will create a hotbed of tension, and then they will sit on their islands and see what comes of it ..., not forgetting to profit from human grief! hotbeds of tension and in a strategic perspective! A good example here is the creation of the state of Israel — they nibbled off a piece from Palistine under the pretext of the historical place of residence of the God-chosen people, realizing that the Arabs would never forgive this and op-la-constant source of cash from the arms, other help, etc. !
      1. Error
        Error April 15 2016 08: 48
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        "Beijing is also trying not to spoil relations" and even if these cunning devils will quietly bend their line, and who wants to spoil trade because the economy is overheating there!
        1. puffnutiy
          puffnutiy April 15 2016 16: 34
          +1
          I heard this expression about the Chinese: If in negotiations with Chinese partners it seems to you that everything is going well for you, then you need to immediately remember what happened 5-7 meetings ago and where the Chinese deceived you.
          The Chinese are not very simple guys, very much.
          1. Talgat
            Talgat April 16 2016 18: 35
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            But we must admit that Russia and China in the Far East are now "in the same boat" against the United States and Japan
      2. Andrey77
        Andrey77 April 15 2016 16: 37
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        Unfortunately, the history of human civilization came up with only one method of evolutionary leap - world war!
        ---
        Well .. Then you begin to assume that one race is one, the other is ... Demagogy.
    3. siberalt
      siberalt April 15 2016 12: 08
      +1
      Can rename the South Kuril Islands to the North and there’s nothing to talk about? laughing
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    5. siberalt
      siberalt April 15 2016 12: 27
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      Special thanks to the author for a successful find for the article title! good
      plus 100500! Taking off my hat! hi
  2. Tatar 174
    Tatar 174 April 15 2016 06: 58
    +1
    There have been disputes, are and will always be, but few now want to fight for the return of territories, because the level of armaments is such that all parties to the dispute can suffer greatly. Therefore, it is necessary to solve everything peacefully, through negotiations. Perhaps these issues will be resolved once by voluntarily uniting countries into something in common, but this is still fantastic. Lavrov is right, of course, and the debaters need to calm down, and the striped do not need to be alarmed everywhere, escalating the situation. That's just how to wean them from this ???
  3. inkass_98
    inkass_98 April 15 2016 07: 10
    +3
    This is not a waltz at all, but the movement of a column of snowplows, which all row to themselves. Moscow is trying to become either the operator of this convoy, or one of the leaders of the organization that received the cleaning contract, i.e. get your piece of cake from solving problems that suddenly hit the metropolis.
    So Lavrov has to look for the least expensive and most profitable way to get along with all parties to the process of sharing territories. At the same time, it is still necessary to ensure that the respected contracting parties do not cling to our lands in order to reach consensus among themselves.
  4. shinobi
    shinobi April 15 2016 07: 48
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    China is a nuclear power, beyond border skirmishes, and it is unlikely that things will not work. In Asia, the Chinese have the most powerful army and navy.
    1. Captain nemo
      Captain nemo April 15 2016 11: 39
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      Quote: shinobi

      China is a nuclear power, beyond border skirmishes, and it is unlikely that things will not work. In Asia, the Chinese have the most powerful army and navy.


      To resolve territorial disputes with their neighbors not in the classical military way, but with the help of an atomic bomb, is most likely more expensive for ourselves. Initially, it loses the meaning of returning / capturing territories. "Patriotism" is at zero, there are no smart people at the head of the country. The whole country is moronic if it has used nuclear weapons near its borders, because they have chosen the same as their leaders. Only they preferred to keep silent about it all the time.
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  5. sa-ag
    sa-ag April 15 2016 08: 41
    +1
    "The Russian Foreign Minister also noted that it is necessary to stop attempts to internationalize the issue."

    An amazing statement, such a clear play on China ...
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 15 2016 09: 14
    +1
    "China praised the statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia"

    So Russia can hope for the support of China on foreign policy issues? Regarding the tension in the region of the South China Sea, it can be said that the United States, out of habit, goes wherever needed and is trying to create additional tension in this region. Together with China, we would stand and hold out for another five years, and then we will see who will dictate the conditions to whom.
    1. sa-ag
      sa-ag April 15 2016 10: 03
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      Together with China, we would stand and hold out for another five years, and then we will see who will dictate the conditions to whom.

      And what will change? Siluanov said that if the oil price exceeds $ 50, the money from sales will go to reserve funds, no words about investing in industry, on the contrary, the expectation of investments from the outside, and China and the Russian Federation depend on foreign technology, and yes, five years is a short time
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 April 15 2016 10: 22
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        To be honest, I have not listened to what our ministers say for a long time, but I am guided by the realities of life. And now again Kudrin was called an adviser - it means that the economy will be, if not a complete northern animal, then nothing good will have to be expected, especially pensioners, disabled people and other socially "protected" ones.
        1. sa-ag
          sa-ag April 15 2016 10: 28
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          Quote: rotmistr60
          you won't have to expect anything good, especially for pensioners, disabled people and other social "protected" ones.

          yes, especially with the introduction of the law on 4 free ambulances per year
        2. Andrey77
          Andrey77 April 15 2016 16: 46
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          And what do you personally have against Kudrin? If you leave blah blah about the poor and wretched?
    2. Tatar 174
      Tatar 174 April 15 2016 13: 08
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      Together with China, we would stand and hold out for another five years, and then we will see who will dictate the conditions to whom.

      I mean: We are China or China to us ???
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 April 15 2016 14: 02
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        I wrote clearly
        We would be together with China

        If this is irony, I did not understand for what reason.
    3. Andrey77
      Andrey77 April 15 2016 16: 41
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      So Russia can hope for the support of China on foreign policy issues?
      --
      Hopefully can. But only that.
  7. atamankko
    atamankko April 15 2016 10: 30
    +1
    One thing I can say, Lavrov in his place, well done,
    although he gets it with enormous labor and
    colossal exposure.
    1. Andrey77
      Andrey77 April 15 2016 16: 51
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      Lavrov - a dinosaur of foreign policy! All the best to him! But health is not infinite ... How many strokes did Lavrov not count ...
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  9. shoemaker
    shoemaker April 15 2016 15: 25
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    Wow. The Japanese cut out 35 million Chinese. Well, as you tell me, they can trust or even talk with this trash. It seems that the Chinese will return to them properly. So, with God.
    1. Andrey77
      Andrey77 April 15 2016 16: 53
      -2
      Kindergarten. Mongolia and I have quite diplomatic relations, although they cut ours out ...
  10. Calter
    Calter April 15 2016 22: 46
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    Quote: Finches
    A good example here is the creation of the state of Israel — they nibbled off a piece from Palistine under the pretext of the historical place of residence of the God-chosen people, realizing that the Arabs would never forgive this and op-la-constant source of cash from the arms, other help, etc. !

    The Soviet Union had a hand in the creation of Israel, under the pretext of the people most affected by Nazism ... And the fact that they immediately went over to the camp of the enemy ... So for a long time no one loved the Jews except their God.
  11. vital1505
    vital1505 April 16 2016 22: 57
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    Americans unchained their lured dogs around the world.