China says has stopped construction in South China Sea

China has stopped construction in the South China Sea, the country`s foreign minister said on Wednesday, at a meeting of Southeast Asian foreign ministers where the disputed waters have taken centre stage.

Reuters| Last Updated: Aug 05, 2015, 16:29 PM IST
China says has stopped construction in South China Sea

Beijing: China has stopped construction in the South China Sea, the country`s foreign minister said on Wednesday, at a meeting of Southeast Asian foreign ministers where the disputed waters have taken centre stage.

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to speed up consultations on a Code of Conduct for the South China Sea, the foreign ministers of China and ASEAN member Thailand said on Wednesday.

"China has already stopped," said Foreign Minister Wang Yi, when asked if China had halted construction work in the South China Sea. "Just take an aeroplane to take a look."