Remarks of the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in Canada on a motion adopted by the Canadian Senate on the South China Sea issue
<P style="FONT-SIZE: 14px; FONT-FAMILY: arial">On April 24, the Canadian Senate voted to adopt a motion on the South China Sea issue by Senator Thanh Hai Ngo. The following is the comment of the spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy:</P>
<P style="FONT-SIZE: 14px; FONT-FAMILY: arial">Currently, with the concerted efforts of China and the ASEAN countries, the situation in the South China Sea is de-escalated and appeased, and continue to improve. All relevant parties, focused on cooperation and committed to the maintenance of peace and stability in the South China Sea, are comprehensively and effectively implementing the Declaration on the Conduct of the Parties in the South China Sea(DOC), and actively advancing consultations on the Code of Conduct for the South China Sea (COC). This is an irresistible trend and meets the regional countries' people's aspirations. However, some outside forces are not willing to see the gentle breezes and calm waves in the South China Sea and try to stir up troubles and muddle the waters, so as to destroy the hard-won peaceful and stable situation of the region, and to destroy the friendly and cooperative relations among the countries in the region.</P>
<P style="FONT-SIZE: 14px; FONT-FAMILY: arial">Canada is not a party to the South China Sea issue. Some people, knowing nothing or caring nothing about what really happened in the South China Sea, in the guise of respecting international laws and safeguarding the freedom of navigation and overflight, groundlessly blames China and tries to get Canada into the trap. This is irresponsible. His purpose is nothing but casting shadows over the China-Canada relations which develop smoothly currently. But it will be futile and doomed to fail.</P>