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China, Philippines agree to avoid force in South China Sea dispute

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China and the Philippines have agreed to avoid force to resolve their differences over the South China Sea, according to a joint statement issued on Thursday by China at the end of a visit to Manila by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

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The joint statement, carried by China's official Xinhua news agency, said China and the Philippines reaffirmed the importance of peace in the South China Sea and of freedom of navigation and overflight.

There should be no violence or threats of violence and the dispute should be resolved via talks between the "relevant sovereign countries", it added.

"Both sides believe that the maritime dispute is not the full sum of the China-Philippines relationship," the statement said.

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