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China's voice on Sept. 14

(People's Daily Online)

09:50, September 14, 2012

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei hold a regular press briefing on September 14. (File photo/ Foreign Ministry of China)

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>>>> Diaoyu Islands baseline announcement significant: Chinese diplomat

The Chinese government's announcement of the baselines of the territorial waters of the Diaoyu Islands and their affiliated islets is of great significance, a Chinese diplomat has explained.

"By doing so, we can proclaim to the international community our indisputable sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands and the firm determination of our government and people to safeguard our territorial sovereignty and maritime interests," Deng Zhonghua, head of the Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs with the Foreign Ministry, said in an interview with China Central Television on Thursday.[Read More]

>>>> China urges settling Diaoyu dispute through negotiations

China on Thursday urged Japan to stop violating its sovereignty and return to the track of resolving dispute over the Diaoyu Island through negotiations.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the comment at a regular news briefing here.[Read More]

>>>> Renaming of area in South China Sea will not affect China's sovereignty: FM spokesman

A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday that the Philippine government's move to rename a portion of the South China Sea will not affect China's sovereignty over areas within the sea.

"The move will not change China's sovereignty over the Nansha islands, Huangyan Island and their surrounding waters," spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular news briefing.[Read More]

>>>> Ma Ying-jeou: no compromise on Diaoyu Islands sovereignty

Taiwanese leader Ma Ying-jeou Thursday said Taiwan will make no compromises regarding the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands.

"We will never compromise on it," Ma said while addressing an academic symposium in Taipei.[Read More]

>>>> China backs Europe's efforts to address debt crisis: FM spokesman

A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday that China will continue to support Europe's endeavors to stabilize its economy and will help to resolve the eurozone crisis through multiple channels.

"Some progress has been made recently regarding the European debt crisis," Hong Lei said at a daily press conference when asked to comment on a Wednesday decision by Germany's Federal Constitutional Court to establish the European Stability Mechanism (ESM).[Read More]

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