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How could Japan "buy" China-owned Diaoyu Islands?

(People's Daily Online)

09:31, September 12, 2012

Protesters gather in front of the Japanese embassy in Beijing on Tuesday.(Global Times/ Li Hao)

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The People's Daily, the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC), carried a commentary Tuesday protesting the Japanese government's so-called "purchase" of the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.

The Japanese government's official decision to "buy" the Diaoyu Islands and affiliated islets is a serious violation of China's territorial sovereignty and has triggered strong protests from the Chinese government and people, said the newspaper article run under the byline of Guo Jiping.

The article presented a long list of historical facts to prove that the Diaoyu Islands were first found, named and used by the Chinese and that the Chinese government has long administered the islands.[Read More]

China Voice: Japan shouldn't underestimate severity of Diaoyu Islands issue

The Japanese government has gone further on the Diaoyu Islands issue with a decision to "purchase" part of the islands. The move is extremely dangerous, and Japan has to fully understand the severity of its wrongdoing.

Ridiculously, the Japanese government said that bringing the islands under state control will help to preserve regional stability of the Diaoyu Islands, despite repeated solemn representations from China.[Read More]

>>>> China's defense ministry voices protest to Japan over Diaoyu Islands

The armed forces of China are completely opposed to the Japanese government's move to "purchase" the Diaoyu Island and two of its adjacent islands, Chinese Defense Ministry Spokesman Geng Yansheng said Tuesday.

Geng issued a statement on the Japanese government's implementation of so-called "nationalization" of the Diaoyu Islands.

Despite strong opposition from the Chinese side, the Japanese government blatantly announced on Sept. 10 to "purchase" the Diaoyu Island and its affiliated Nan Xiaodao and Bei Xiaodao. This act is a severe infringment of Chinese territorial sovereignty, Geng said.[Read More]

>>>> CPPCC condemns Japan's "nationalization" of Diaoyu Islands

The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top political advisory body, on Tuesday voiced strong condemnation of Japan's so-called "nationalization" of the Diaoyu Islands and some of their affiliated islets.

"We strongly urge the Japanese side to immediately stop all actions that undermine China's territorial sovereignty, and stop playing with fire over the Diaoyu Islands " said the Foreign Affairs Committee of the CPPCC National Committee in a statement.[Read More]

>>>> Discard illusion of friendly ties with Japan

Sino-Japanese relations suffered a serious blow Tuesday when the Japanese government signed a deal to purchase the Diaoyu Islands with the self-proclaimed "owner." The friendly ties between the two countries established in the 1970s collapsed completely.

Chinese anger of over a century toward Japan was awakened Tuesday, and will in turn affect Japanese feelings toward China. It appears inevitable the two sides will be overwhelmed by hatred again now that more conflicts can be expected. China needs to be prepared for further deterioration of bilateral ties. For Beijing, the future priority isn't to maintain stable ties, but to protect its core interests as Sino-Japanese relations sour.[Read More]

>>>> Taiwan blasts Japan over Diaoyu Islands

Taiwan on Tuesday strongly criticized Japan for formally signing a contract to "purchase" parts of the Diaoyu Islands, saying the move will hurt the feelings of the Taiwanese people and escalate tensions in East Asia.

The Japanese government has exchanged an official contract on the purchase of the Diaoyu Islands with the Kurihara family, whom Japan called "the private owner," Japanese media reported on Tuesday morning.[Read More]

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