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Passed House amended (12/03/2014)

Reaffirms U.S. support for the peaceful resolution of maritime territorial disputes in the South China Sea and the East China Sea.

Reaffirms support for freedom of navigation and overflight and condemns coercive actions or the use of force to impede these freedoms in international maritime domains and airspace.

Declares that the House of Representatives does not recognize the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone, declared by china, which is contrary to freedom of overflight in international airspace.

Calls on China to refrain from taking similar provocative actions elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region, including in the South China Sea.

Urges the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), U.S. allies and partners, and all claimants to fairly resolve these outstanding disputes, including through the conclusion of a Code of Conduct for the South China Sea.

Urges as well the conclusion of the annex to the non-binding memorandum of understanding between the United States and China on "rules of behavior for safety of air and maritime encounters" addressing air-to-air encounters in 2015.

Supports continued U.S. operations to support freedom of navigation in international waters and air space in the South China Sea and the East China Sea.

Encourages continued U.S. efforts to strengthen regional partnerships to build capacity for maritime domain awareness in support of freedom of navigation, maintenance of peace and stability, and respect for principles of international law.