Foreign scholars, politicians and former state leaders urged on Sunday for parties involved in the South China Sea dispute to sit back at the table and settle their differences through peaceful dialogues.
They made the remarks while attending the fifth World Peace Forum at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Experts say the South China Sea issue should be properly settled or it may cause serious consequences to the region and even the whole world.
"I would reinforce that is for countries sitting aside in a spirit that's familiar to the Chinese, setting aside disputes over sovereignty, and getting on with developing resources and splitting the proceeds, sharing the benefits," said former Australian foreign minister Bob Carr.
July 18, 2016
Foreign Experts Call for Peaceful Dialogue on South China Sea Issue
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