Malaysia employs diplomatic approach in South China Sea talks

MALAYSIA will continue with the diplomatic approach in its engagements with other states including China in common efforts to preserve the South China Sea as a territory of peace, stability and trade, said the Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra). 

In a statement today, it said this is in line with provisions in the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) on dispute resolutions via peaceful means and the avoidance of the threat or use of force, as agreed upon by Asean and China in 2002.