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China says India, Singapore naval drill shouldn't hurt other countries

If naval exercise by India and Singapore is in regional interest, then China has no qualms

IANS  |  Beijing 

China on Friday said it does not oppose the joint naval exercise by India and Singapore in the disputed South China Sea as long as it does not "hurt" its interest. Beijing said it was not opposed to such exchanges as long as regional peace was not disturbed. "If such exercises and cooperation are for the benefits of regional peace and stability, then we have no opposition," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said here. India and Singapore yesterday began a naval exercise in the contentious South China Sea, to which Beijing and other littoral ...

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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 17:34 IST
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