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China claims victory as ASEAN countries issue watered down statement on South China Sea

But on Monday a watered down statement was finally released that failed to mention the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s decision earlier this month. The statement was issued after Manila had agreed to drop its demands, a diplomat told Reuters news agency. The ASEAN communiqué said: "We remain seriously concerned about recent and ongoing developments and took note of the concerns expressed by some ministers on the land reclamations and escalation of activities in the area, which have eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions and may undermine peace, security and stability in the region.” Beijing, meanwhile, thanked Cambodia - which has strong trade ties with China - for supporting its stance in the South China Sea in a statement posted on the foreign ministry website. “Cambodia's position was the right one and it would safeguard the unity of ASEAN and cooperation with China,” China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Cambodia's Foreign Minister Prak Sokhon, according to the statement. "China greatly approves of Cambodia and other ASEAN countries taking charge of impartiality and safeguarding fairness," Wang said. Explore Angkor Wat