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China again demands Japan repeal its decision to "purchase" Diaoyu Islands

(Xinhua)

08:19, September 13, 2012

BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- China again demanded that Japan repeal its wrongful decision to "purchase" the Diaoyu Islands during Japanese diplomat Shinsuke Sugiyama's visit to Beijing on Wednesday.

Luo Zhaohui, head of the Chinese Foreign Ministry's Asian Affairs Department, held consultations with Sugiyama on the current China-Japan relations on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Luo thoroughly elaborated on China's solemn position on the Diaoyu Islands, underscoring the staunch and unwavering determination and will of the Chinese government and people to safeguard the territorial integrity and demanding that Japan immediately repeal its wrongful decision to "purchase" the Diaoyu Islands, according to a press release from the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

Luo said China will never recognize Japan's illegal seizure and so-called "actual control" of the Diaoyu Islands or tolerate any unilateral move made by Japan in regards to the Diaoyu Islands.

Luo demanded that Japan immediately correct its mistake, return to the consensus and understanding reached between the two sides and return to the track of negotiating a settlement of the dispute.

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