Members of Hainan maritime authority use a drone to check the navigation conditions in the Qiongzhou Strait on a patrol ship, Aug. 16, 2021.
Wang Shumao, who developed civilian forces to safeguard legitimate rights in the South China Sea and led the way in resolutely safeguarding China's territorial integrity and maritime rights, has recently been awarded the July 1 Medal, the highest honor in the Communist Party of China
He made the remarks immediately after a U.S. representative groundlessly accused China of coercion and bullying other countries in the South China Sea and made hypes about the so-called South China Sea Arbitration at a Security Council meeting on maritime security held on Aug. 9.
A Chinese envoy noted that the United States has been stirring up trouble out of nothing, arbitrarily sending advanced military vessels and aircraft into the South China Sea as provocations and publicly trying to drive a wedge into regional countries, especially countries concerned.
A Chinese envoy to the United Nations on Monday said that the country firmly opposes the United States bringing up the South China Sea and that "the US' hype in the Security Council is entirely politically motivated".
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday called on regional countries to resist and reject foreign interference in the South China Sea as it is the biggest threat to peace and stability in the region.
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Tuesday for China and ASEAN to tackle external interference as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and step up consultation on the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea to safeguard peace and stability in the region.