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China 'loves peace' says premier, despite regional disputes

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China "naturally loves peace" but will take "resolute measures" to protect regional stability, Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday, affirming a dual-track foreign policy of power and peace despite tensions with nations including Japan and Vietnam. 

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang smiles as he attends an event give a speech at Mansion House in central London on June 18, 2014

Li insisted that an urge for expansion was "not in the Chinese DNA" and that a "stable neighbouring environment" was necessary for China's continued economic development.

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