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Regaining Diaoyu needs long-term efforts (2)

(Global Times)

09:41, September 11, 2012

In doing so, China should adhere to the following principles. It should not fear outside forces. It's easy to issue diplomatic statements to announce its sovereignty.

Meanwhile, we should take actions to broaden the issue.

Over the Diaoyu issue, the Chinese public can conduct activities to defend the islands. Chinese fishing boats can carry out work there and its law enforcement vessels can conduct more extensive patrols.

Japan has tight control over Diaoyu, but that control is not that defensible. China's maritime power should be reflected in the waters around Diaoyu. The confrontation with Japan will be a long-term one. China's development in the next few decades depends on the Diaoyu Islands.

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