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China Focus: Experts warn Japan against making a wrong move on Diaoyu Islands issue

(Xinhua)

07:58, September 11, 2012

BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- In response to the Japanese government's official decision to "purchase" China's Diaoyu Islands, experts here warned that the Japanese government should give second thought to their strategy.

Gao Hong, deputy director of the Institute of Japanese Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, told Xinhua on Monday that the Chinese government will take countermeasures if Japan remains on the wrong path and crosses the line of what China can tolerate.

"The consequences will be on Japan," he said.

The Japanese government officially decided to purchase the Diaoyu Islands at a ministerial meeting held Monday afternoon.

The Japanese government announced last Tuesday that the Kurihara family, who claims to own the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, has agreed to sell three of the five uninhabited islands for 2.05 billion yen (26.15 million U.S. dollars).

In April, Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara announced that the Tokyo government planned to purchase the islands.

The act of "buying islands" is commonly considered a farce by Chinese researchers on international relations.

"Although the Japanese government insisted that there would be fewer risks if the central government 'bought' the islands instead of Ishihara, there is no essential difference between the Japanese government's plan and Ishihara's claim," Gao said. "They want the same thing, which is to control the islands. That's why the Chinese will always oppose such moves."

Qu Xing, head of the China Institute of International Studies, said there would be long-term complications if the Japanese government managed to "gain possession of the islands" from their so-called private owners.


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