China's Xi Says Wants Peaceful Handling Of S.China Sea Disputes

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Reuters
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday China wants territorial disputes in the South China Sea with Southeast Asian nations to be handled peacefully and through talks.

JAKARTA, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday China wants territorial disputes in the South China Sea with Southeast Asian nations to be handled peacefully and through talks.

Xi, in an address to Indonesian parliamentarians in Jakarta, also said China aimed for bilateral trade with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to reach $1 trillion by 2020.