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China has no concession on Diaoyu Islands issue

(People's Daily Online)

08:52, September 11, 2012

Survivors of the Japanese mass bombing of Chongqing, between 1938 and 1944, protest outside a Chongqing court against Japan's wartime actions and Tokyo's plan to "nationalize" China's Diaoyu Islands on Monday. Survivors of the bombing have filed a lawsuit against Tokyo. (China Daily/ Yu Changjiang)

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Editor's Note: The Japanese government officially announced its decision to purchase and "nationalize" the Diaoyu Islands yesterday. The Chinese government has reacted strongly. The Sino-Japanese relationship will unavoidably deteriorate.


>>>> Commentary: China's determination to safeguard sovereignty unshakable

Following the Japanese government's announcement on the so-called "nationalization" of the Diaoyu Islands, China's civil patrol ships Tuesday reached the waters around the islands to start patrolling and showing China's sovereignty over these islands.

The patrolling, which is a slap in the face to Japan's plot to "nationalize" the Diaoyu Islands, demonstrates the Chinese government's firm and unshakable determination to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity.[Read More]

>>>>Japan signs "islands-buying" contract amid China's strong protests

The Japanese government deliberately continued with its illegal actions of "buying" China's Diaoyu Islands on Tuesday despite a string of strong warnings and opposition voiced by top Chinese leaders.

The Japanese government signed on Tuesday a contract with the Kurihara family, who are claimed by the Japanese side as the "private owner" of the Diaoyu Islands, Japan's NHK television reported.[Read More]

>>>> Two Chinese patrol ships reach waters around Diaoyu Islands

Two ships of the China Marine Surveillance (CMS) have reached the waters around the Diaoyu Islands Tuesday morning to assert the country's sovereignty.[Read More]

>>>> APEC offers opportunity to cool down islands disputes

Successful negotiations on boundary delimitation between China and Russia as well as between China and Vietnam prove that territorial disputes over islands are not a zero-sum game and peaceful cooperation is the right solution to such disputes. [Read More]

>>>> Full text of Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China

Regardless of repeated strong representations of the Chinese side, the Japanese government announced on 10 September 2012 the "purchase" of the Diaoyu Island and its affiliated Nan Xiaodao and Bei Xiaodao and the implementation of the so-called "nationalization" of the islands. This constitutes a gross violation of China's sovereignty over its own territory and is highly offensive to the 1.3 billion Chinese people. It seriously tramples on historical facts and international jurisprudence. The Chinese government and people express firm opposition to and strong protest against the Japanese move.[Read More]


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