CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Chinese ships will continue Diaoyu patrols: FM spokesman

10-08-2012 18:27 BJT Special Report:Diaoyu Islands: China’s Inherent Territory |

BEIJING, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese marine surveillance ships and fishery patrol ships will continue to perform their official duties in waters near the Diaoyu Islands, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Monday.

Hong said at a regular press briefing that the waters off the Diaoyu Islands are under China's jurisdiction.

Fishery authorities said Saturday that five fishery patrol ships were in the area during the National Day holiday to continue their patrol missions. Four Chinese marine surveillance ships arrived in the waters last Tuesday.

Regarding Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba's recent statement that the Japanese government hopes to resume talks with Taiwan on fishing in the waters, Hong said the Japanese government should strictly comply with the one-China principle and properly handle relevant issues.

Hong said he noted that the United States has said it takes no position on the China-Japan territorial dispute and hopes the U.S. side will "walk the talk."

He once again urged the Japanese side to correct its mistakes and return to negotiations to resolve the dispute.

Responding to a question concerning Chinese naval activities, Hong said safeguarding the country's territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests is the Chinese military's sacred duty.

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program