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U.S. needs to fulfill "not-taking-sides" commitment over Diaoyu Islands (2)

By Wang Aihua (Xinhua)

09:12, September 19, 2012

But last week's "purchase" claims of Diaoyu Islands from the Japanese government laid a finger on the bottom lines of the Chinese government and its people. Anti-Japan sentiment has been rising high.

But, so far, the Japanese side has not shown enough goodwill to peacefully solve the issue.

On Tuesday, the 81st anniversary of the "September 18 Incident," which directly preceded Japan's invasion of northeast China, two Japanese people landed on Diaoyu Islands around 9:30 a.m., a move likely to further strain bilateral relations.

If the U.S. truly takes no side in the confrontation, it should make concrete moves to persuade Japan from taking further provocative actions.

Well-being of the two peoples of China and Japan is more important than whatever political agenda behind the abrupt "purchase" decision of the Japanese government and the subsequent intercession by the U.S..

Normal ties between Asia's two largest economies are not only crucial to the financial stability of the countries themselves, but also to the whole Asia-Pacific Region, including the U.S..

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