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Japan must make a strategic choice


16:41, September 28, 2012

The currently grim situation over the Diaoyu Islands has severely impacted China-Japan relations. In the past two years, the conflicts around the Diaoyu Islands waters had never ceased and even became increasingly fierce. The dispute over the Diaoyu Islands has developed into the most controversial issue in China-Japan relations. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of China-Japan relations, the bilateral relations encountered a crisis once again.

The Chinese side does not hope the circumstance happens and the far-sighted people of Japan also expressed their concerns about it. Some politicians in Japan especially those who had made positive efforts for the normalization of China-Japan relations showed their suspicion to Japanese government's way of dealing with the Diaoyu Islands issue.

Recently, more and more Japanese media outlets called on the government to calmly and properly handle the Diaoyu Islands issue. The Japanese government has sent the deputy foreign minister to China to negotiate about the Diaoyu Islands issue, and ministers of foreign affairs of the two countries will also have a meeting when they attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The problem of the Diaoyu Islands not just involves the territorial sovereignty dispute; it is a serious infringement of China's territorial sovereignty, a blatant denial of the fruits of victory of the world's anti-fascist war and a severe challenge of post-war international order. The Diaoyu Islands issue is a mirror, reflecting Japan's mentality against China and regional policy and disclosing the value orientation of Japanese parties.

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