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BEIJING -- The following is a set of numbers related to the wide support of the international community for China on the South China Sea issue:
21 -- In May 2016, the seventh Ministerial Meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum held in Qatar issued the Doha Declaration, in which 21 Arab countries expressed their support for China's stance on the South China Sea issue. It is the first such declaration issued by a regional organization, the Arab League, on the matter, which has a strong demonstration effect on the international community.
80 -- Subsequently, more than 80 countries and international and regional organizations have voiced understanding and support for China's position on the South China Sea issue.
120 -- Hundreds of political parties, institutions, leading think-tanks and non-governmental organizations in 120 countries have voiced support for China's stance on resolving the South China Sea dispute through negotiations and consultations.