Latest News:  

English>>Foreign Affairs

Abe must take action to improve China-Japan ties: FM spokeswoman


19:48, July 01, 2013

BEIJING, July 1 (Xinhua) -- A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman on Monday urged Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to take action in order to improve Sino-Japanese ties.

"The current tensions between China and Japan were caused by the Japanese side, which has repeatedly taken provocative action regarding the Diaoyu Islands," spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily news briefing.

Abe told reporters on Sunday that he wishes to meet with China's leaders.

"If there are issues to be solved, then it is the right diplomacy that we should meet and hold talks," Abe said, adding "We should not set any conditions for such meetings."

Hua urged the Japanese side to rectify its wrongdoings and refrain from taking any action that undermines China's territorial sovereignty.

"It is better for the doer to undo what he has done," she said.

Relations between China and Japan soured after the Japanese government "purchased" part of the Diaoyu Islands last September.

China has always been committed to appropriately managing and resolving the Diaoyu Islands dispute through dialogue and consultations, Hua said.

"The Japanese side should face history and reality, show sincerity, take concrete action and make joint efforts with China to meet each other halfway," she said.

We Recommend:

A forward thrust in Sino-US relations

New media tells'Chinese foreign affairs story'

Xi, Obama meet for first summit

No tolerance for rogue behavior on dispute

Poverty elimination remains important task

China is victim of hacking attacks


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Officers and men in survival training

  2. Afghan army soldiers capture weapons

  3. Annual Gay Pride Parade held in Chicago

  4. Amazing skydiving tour in China's Liaoning

  5. Water-splashing festival in Changsha

  6. People flock to seashore to beat heat

  7. Crazed soccer fans at Confederations Cup

  8. FIFA's Confederations Cup Brazil 2013

  9. New high-speed rail opens in E China

  10. Largest int'l business market in NW China

Most Popular


  1. New features of the 5th Cross-Strait Forum
  2. Six questions about China’s space lecture
  3. Time to rethink taste for freshly killed poultry
  4. Inequality grinding the gears of growth engine
  5. Manila mulling wider access for US, Japan
  6. Marriages are made in heaven not in fairs
  7. China can curb credit crunch: ADB official
  8. As house prices rise, 'wild' theories thrive
  9. PBOC's caution amid cash crunch to pay off
  10. No pains, no gains for China's economy

What’s happening in China

Taiwan's average temperature in June reaches record high

  1. Stronger laws to protect personal information
  2. Ministry drafts child welfare system
  3. Dog killing brings harsh charges for owner
  4. Rain-triggered floods kill four in E China
  5. Downpours kill at least 14 in China