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China's voice on August 22, 2012

(People's Daily Online)

08:42, August 22, 2012

Diaoyu Islands (File photo/ CNTV)

China's voice on August 21, 2012

Japan must think about consequences before provoking China

The Diaoyu Islands dispute between China and Japan has continued to heat up. About 50 Japanese nationals and local parliamentarians participated in a so-called memorial ceremony in Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture organized by a parliamentary union for "defending Japanese territory" on Aug. 18.

More than 150 Japanese ring-wing activists, including parliamentarians from the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), arrived at the Diaoyu Islands waters onboard 21 vessels on the morning of Aug. 19, and 10 of them landed on the islands.

The DPJ's policy chief Seiji Maehara said on Aug. 19 that Japanese activists' landing on the Diaoyu Islands was triggered by previous actions of Hong Kong activists, and thus was entirely understandable. Maehara's statement is utter connivance and support for the ring-wing activists' landing which has further damaged China-Japan relations.[Read

Chinese state councilor calls for closer ties with Russia

China and Russia should further development of their friendly relations to benefit the two peoples and the world, visiting Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo said here on Tuesday.

During his talks with representatives of leading Russian think-tank, institutes and media organizations, Dai said the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination was an important treasure, which was of great significance for both countries, peoples and the world at large.[Read More]

China calls for dialogue in solving Kosovo issue

China Tuesday called on relevant parties to solve the Kosovo issue through dialogue and avoid any move to deteriorate the current situation in the region.

Speaking to an open Security Council meeting on Kosovo, Wang Min, Chinese deputy permanent representative to the UN, said the situation in northern Kosovo continues to be tense in recent times and the number of voluntary returnees of displaced persons has declined remarkably. "China expresses its concern in this regard," he said.[Read More]

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