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Xi pressed by military for stronger South China Sea response: sources

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 05:50
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While Mr Xi is overseeing sweeping military reforms to improve the PLA's ability to win wars, he has said that China needs a stable external environment.

Beijing

CHINA'S leadership is resisting pressure from elements within the military for a more forceful response to an international court ruling against Beijing's claims in the South China Sea, sources said, wary of provoking a clash with the United States.

China refused to