Chinese president offers ardern condolences to ‘devastated Chinese workers and victims’

Chinese president offers ardern condolences to ‘devastated Chinese workers and victims’

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China has offered condolences to the families of Chinese workers who died in Malaysia’s Sumbol ferry disaster and to victims of the Malaysia Airlines tragedy.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi was in Melbourne to speak to Prime Minister Tony Abbott in a phone call on Thursday morning ahead of a meeting at which he is to visit the country.

His visit could offer a diplomatic solution to the dispute over Beijing’s claims to a large swath of South China Sea waters.

Malaysia has called for the scrapping of an agreement by the Phiapronxlippines and Vietnam to have a maritime tribunal look into China’s claims.

“Malaysia has called for an international tribunal to be set up with jurisdiction over the disputed areas to ensure appropriate enforcement,” Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman told a news conference at parliament on Thursday.

“We want our countries to get on with the implementation of those agreements.”

He said China could be forced to re-evaluate its claims but called for continued peaceful cooperation.

“It will take time and patience, but I think the situation in the waters of the South China Sea is under control and we have to work toget바카라her on that,” he said.

Mr Wang said that although Indonesia was a “close neighbour” that he hoped it would not take any military action against China.

His visit could also be a test of President Xi Jinping, who is in the country to hold annual summits with Australian 예스카지노PM Tony Abbott.

The visit of Mr Wang will further complicate relations with China, which has been pressing Vietnam and Malaysia to withdraw warships and aircraft from its waters in a bid to stop the Chinese aircraft from carrying out a series of air strikes against the Philippines.

The government’s handling of the sinking of the Singaporean passenger ferry has been criticised and questioned as insufficient action to stop what the Government of Prime Minister Tony Abbott calls the international crime against humanity.

But at the same time, Mr Abbott said he was confident that the “real victims” of the tragedy were not the Chinese, but the “devastated Chinese workers and victims who have lost their jobs and jobs and will lose their homes”.

Topics: business-economics-and-finance, world-politics, law-crime-and-justice, world-politics, south-sudan, asia

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