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China vows to tackle sea disputes head on

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Beijing will ''not shy away from problems'' in disputed Asian waters, its foreign minister said yesterday at a meeting between China and Southeast Asian countries. 

China claims nearly all the South China Sea, even waters approaching the coasts of neighbouring countries, several of them members of Asean. Beijing has also been increasingly assertive in promoting its claims.

The sea is strategically important, with several vital shipping routes passing through it, and is believed to be rich in resources.

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