A first draft of a Sino-Asean code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea has been completed, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday.
Talks between Beijing and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) were needed to decide on the final version, which was likely to cover a binding crisis management mechanism, prevention of the installation of offensive weapons and freedom of navigation, analysts said. China and Asean have been discussing a set of rules to avoid conflicts among claimants in the busy South China Sea since 2010.
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"If someone is still trying to make waves [in the South China Sea], they will have no support and will meet opposition from all parties," Wang said, without naming the United States.
Beijing would not allow peace and stability in the waters to be disrupted, he said. "We definitely will not allow this stable situation, which has been hard to come by, to be damaged or interfered with."