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Tokyo must 'give up the illusion' (2)


08:39, September 26, 2012

"It is dispatching diplomats to Beijing yet Noda may deny the existence of a territorial dispute when addressing the United Nations in New York," Lu said.

More than 70 fishing boats from Taiwan arrived in waters off the islands on Tuesday to protest against Japan's illegal "purchase".

The waters have been traditional fishing grounds for generations of Chinese fishermen but Japan has recently harassed Chinese trawlers.

Japanese Coast Guard vessels fired water cannons at the boats and patrol ships from Taiwan fired water cannons back. The fishing boats set sail for home soon after the maritime standoff.

Meanwhile, the government's white paper on the islands was released by the State Council Information Office on Tuesday.

The white paper, divided into seven parts, details the facts of Japan's theft of the islands from China, and the illegal collaboration between the United States and Japan over the islands.

The islands were discovered, named and exploited by China, and they have long been under China's jurisdiction, according to the white paper.

Refuting Japan's unfounded claim over the islands, the white paper also introduced China's measures to enhance its sovereignty over the islands, including the recent announcement of coordinates for the islands' territorial waters.

Analysts said Beijing usually releases white papers on critical issues, including national defense, and this white paper showed its commitment to protecting its sovereignty.

"Territorial integrity is a core interest for any country, and China needs the white paper to clarify its stance over the principle," said Jia Yu, deputy director of the China Institute for Marine Affairs.

Chinese and other foreign maps also show that the islands belong, and have always belonged, to China, the white paper says.

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