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Q&A with PM Lee: Freedom of navigation needs to be preserved in the South China Sea

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Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong  urged all countries to avoid actions "which make the situation harder to solve" in the South China Sea. (Photo by Kentaro Iwamoto)

SINGAPORE -- In an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review on Monday, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong stressed that freedom of navigation in the South China Sea must be preserved, whoever owns islands there. He also called on all countries "not to take steps that make the situation harder to solve."

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