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China does not accept Japanese protest over Okinawa article


08:15, May 10, 2013

BEIJING, May 9 (Xinhua) -- China does not accept Japan's protest over a newspaper article that questions Japan's sovereignty over Okinawa, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Thursday.

"China does not accept Japan's representations or protests," Hua said at a daily news briefing.

Media reports said the Japanese government has lodged representations with China regarding the article, which was published Wednesday by the People's Daily.

Hua said academics have long paid attention to the history of Liuqiu and Okinawa, adding that the matter has become prominent again due to Japan's provocative actions over the Diaoyu Islands issue and its infringement on China's territorial sovereignty.

"(The publishing of) the bylined article demonstrates the attention paid to and the research of the Diaoyu Islands and related historical issues," she added.

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PD User at 2013-05-1650.92.223.*
One of the next steps is to effect the removal of foreign American troops from PRC Okinawa. This will provide a more neutral and peaceful environment for the return of Okinawa to its rightful PRC ownership.
FC Leung Ki at 2013-05-10188.61.105.*
When I was still inthe primary school, we learn that Okinawa (LiuJIu) was part of China.Yesterday, Taikungpao published a series of photos without any comment.
helen at 2013-05-10175.142.222.*
Cannot deny history and what the Japanese did to China and the Chinese people.We are no longer under the Qing Dynasty and foreign powers - United States, UK, Japan ... have not wakened up to that fact. Oh yes, they still perceive China as weak to be bullied at their whims and fancies!We are not longer afraid of US nuclear blackmail and its warmongering encirclement of China and Russia.Continue the expeditious modernisation of the PLA, especially so the Second Artillery Force (SAC) ......
elee at 2013-05-10183.39.15.*
Yes, indeed, China has to strongly evaluate and re-examine all those islands or territories lost due foreign invasions of China. Strategically, it is very good to escalate the issues in order to develop a leading edge over those issues. Continue with strength!!

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