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Senior Chinese diplomat urges Japan to correct mistakes on Diaoyu Islands issue

(Xinhua)

09:17, October 25, 2012

GENEVA, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese diplomat urged Japan on Wednesday to immediately stop all activities that violate China's territorial sovereignty, take concrete actions to correct its mistakes and return to the track of negotiation with China for resolving the dispute over Diaoyu Islands.

"The recent moves of the Japanese government to mislead the international public opinion can in no way change the historical fact that Japan stole the Diaoyu Islands from China," said Liu Zhenmin, permanent representative of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva and Other International Organizations in Switzerland.

Liu made the remarks when delivering a speech at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) to a group of diplomats and defense officials from 24 countries.

He reiterated the Chinese position that Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands have been an inherent Chinese territory in historical, geographic and legal terms.

He cited historical facts and international documents to prove that the recent actions by the Japanese side have seriously encroached upon China's sovereignty, represent an outright denial of the outcomes of the victory of the world anti-fascist war and pose a grave challenge to the post-war international order and the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

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