- CNTV English - CCTV News

China dismisses Japan's plan to buy Diaoyu Islands

07-09-2012 22:16 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin says the country will not allow Japan to buy the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. He made the comments in response to a statement by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, indicating that the Japanese government is considering the purchase. Liu says the Chinese government will continue to take necessary measures to safeguard its sovereignty over the territory.

Liu Weimin, Spokesman of Chinese Foreign Ministry, said, "The Chinese Foreign Ministry and Chinese Embassy in Japan have lodged complaints to Japan to demonstrate the Chinese government’s firm stance on safeguarding the territorial sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands. China will not allow the Japanese side to take any unilateral action on the Diaoyu Islands and their affiliated islands."

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda told reporters Saturday that he’s considering "nationalizing" part of the islands to strengthen Japan’s "control" over them. The plan comes after the proposal by Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara to purchase the Diaoyu Islands earlier this year. Liu Weimin reiterated that the Diaoyu Islands and their affiliated islands have been part of China’s territory since ancient times, and that China’s claim to the islands is backed by indisputable historical evidence.


Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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