Latest News:  
Beijing   Overcast    30 / 24 ℃  City Forecast

Home>>Foreign Affairs

Lawyer sues Japan over Diaoyu bid

(Global Times)

10:03, July 24, 2012

Chinese patrol ships encounter Japanese Coast Guard vessels near the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, July 11, 2012. Three Chinese fishery patrol ships engaged in a verbal confrontation with Japanese Coast Guard ships during a routine patrol in waters near the Diaoyu Islands on Wednesday, fishery authorities said Thursday. Photo: Xinhua

A Chinese lawyer has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese government for violating Chinese sovereignty in its recent attempt to "purchase" the Diaoyu Islands, seeking an apology and confiscation of the money raised by Japanese politicians.

Hao Junbo, a lawyer at Lehman, Lee and Xu, headquartered in Beijing, told the Global Times on Monday that he has added Kunioki Kurihara, a Japanese businessman who claimed ownership of three of the Diaoyu Islands, to his list of defendants.

"I'm suing the Tokyo government, its governor and Kurihara because they are trying to legalize the ownership of the Diaoyu Islands by making the purchase a civil case which has the same theory as money laundering," Hao said, adding the point of his case is to let Chinese courts exercise their judicial rights over the Diaoyu Islands.

Hao said the Beijing Higher People's Court was considering whether to process the case and didn't give him any specific date when it would reply to his application.

The Japanese central government confirmed its decision to acquire the islands in the East China Sea, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said on July 7, according to Asahi Shimbun.

【1】 【2】


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. APF special operation team in training

  2. Heavy monsoon rain hits Lahore, Pakistan

  3. Volvo engine project in Zhangjiakou may expand to whole vehicle

  4. Sino-Congolese friendship primary school completed

  5. Shooting brings back gun debate

  6. China's Young Trampoline Students - Future Athletes?

Most Popular


  1. China well on way to more balanced economy
  2. West wrong on Chinese public's Syria view
  3. Clinton’s Asia trip takes economic turn
  4. Will SE Asia become a battleground?
  5. Credit stimulus not panacea
  6. Reforms are promising, but not perfect
  7. Raise awareness of domestic brands
  8. Ivy League not gold standard for teachers
  9. No need to panic about slowdown in China
  10. Commentary: Health of stock market

What's happening in China

Giant panda gives birth to cub in Sichuan

  1. Grads should take blue-collar work
  2. Fire damages Catholic church in N China
  3. Boys have lower bar for university entry
  4. Second child is a growing option
  5. Chinese beauties put more weight on inner beauty

China Features

  1. 'Water-dripping' bed of Tujia nationality
  2. You and me, in Beijing to understand China
  3. Guided-missile battalion conducts training
  4. Main ingredient of Evian toner is water
  5. DPRK celebrates top leader's Marshal title

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai