China should help reinforce and abide by international law: Barack Obama

As China emerges as a great world power, it is important for Beijing to help reinforce and abide by basic international law, US President Barack Obama said on Thursday.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 13, 2014, 02:40 AM IST

Washington: As China emerges as a great world power, it is important for Beijing to help reinforce and abide by basic international law, US President Barack Obama said on Thursday.

Obama made the remarks during his joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott after the two leaders held talks at Oval Office of the White House.

"We both agree that it`s important to continue to see China prosper and rise, but what`s also important is that as China emerges as this great world power, that it also is helping to reinforce and abide by basic international law and norms," Obama said.