Premier Wen Jiabao says China values the peace, stability, prosperity and development in the region. He also welcomes the constructive efforts made by various countries to promote cooperation in East Asia. And Wen says China disapproves of any attempt at the summit to highlight territorial or maritime disputes and exaggerate tensions.
Wen added that China pursues good neighborliness and remains committed to safeguarding peace and stability in the South China Sea. He believed China had properly handled emergency situations even though they had been initiated by other parties.
(Source: CCTV, November 20, 2012)