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Japan has no right to buy or sell Chinese territory: official

(Xinhua)

10:58, October 27, 2012

BEIJING, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Japan has no right to buy or sell Chinese territory in any way and no transaction is allowed over even one inch of the Diaoyu Islands or anything on it, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun said Friday night.

Zhang told a group of Chinese and foreign reporters that Japan's "purchase" of the islands, in whatever form, is a grave violation of China's territorial sovereignty.

The "purchase" farce had been orchestrated by right-wing forces in Japan, said the Chinese official.

"The Japanese government, instead of doing anything to stop the right-wing forces from violating China's sovereignty and sabotaging China-Japan relations, has stepped in and 'purchased' the islands itself," Zhang said, adding that what the right-wing forces had wanted to do and achieve was finally accomplished by the Japanese government.

Zhang said China has expressed its adamant opposition to the illegal "purchase" of the islands from the very beginning, "Yet the Japanese government has turned a deaf ear to China's warning."

"It has insisted on going its way and taken a serious and aggravated move to violate China's territorial sovereignty," Zhang said, adding that the move outraged the over 1 billion Chinese people from the mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and abroad.

Zhang said the Chinese government has taken a series of forceful measures to safeguard its territorial sovereignty.

"The Japanese side has miscalculated the situation and underestimated the will and resolve of the Chinese government and people to defend China's territorial sovereignty," Zhang said.

No external threat or pressure could weaken, not even in the slightest way, the resolve of the Chinese government and people to uphold China's territorial sovereignty, he added. Most viewed commentaries

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