China postpones talks with Japan

15:33, September 12, 2010      

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China has postponed planned negotiations with Japan on the East China Sea issue. The move is part of its response to the seizure of a Chinese fishing boat by Japanese Coast Guard off the Diaoyu Islands on Tuesday.

China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu made the announcement on Friday night after a Japanese court granted a request by prosecutors for a 10-day detention of the Chinese captain.

She said Japan has ignored China's repeated opposition to the illegal detention of the Chinese captain under the so-called judiciary procedures.

Jiang also warned Japan would further strain ties with China if it continues to act recklessly on the matter.

She noted the Diaoyu islands and its adjacent islets have been the Chinese territory since ancient times. Jiang Yu pointed out that Japan's acts have violated international norms, and are ridiculous, illegal and invalid.

Source: CCTV.com

(Editor:王寒露)

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