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The Overriding Interest
China is willing to talk with all countries concerned to solve the dispute over the sovereignty of all or part of the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea, for the sake of safeguarding its territorial sovereignty, and maintaining peace and stability in the region
Bridge Over Troubled Water

China and ASEAN countries have reached an agreement on a guideline for implementing the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, which lays a solid foundation for their practical cooperation and will be helpful for the settlement of disputes in the area

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- Still Arguing
The origin and ongoing debate of the South China Sea issue
- Indisputable Sovereignty
Opposition to China's ocean claim is poorly supported
- Charting China's Diplomatic Role
Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi discusses international relations
- Chinese Growing Pains
China prepares for diplomatic troubles associated with growing influence
South China Sea Conduct Guidelines Welcomed
ASEAN, China Approve Sea Dispute Guidelines
China Calls for Dialogue on South China Sea Disputes
The Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea was signed by China and ASEAN countries on November 4, 2002

The Agreement Between China and Viet Nam on the Delimitation of the Territorial Sea, Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf of the Two Countries in the Beibu Bay and The Agreement Between China and Viet Nam on Fishery Cooperation in the Beibu Bay were signed in Beijing on December 25, 2000

The Tripartite Agreement for Joint Marine Seismic Undertakings in the Agreement Area in the South Sea was signed on the March 14, 2005
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NO. 43, 2006
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