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Chinese army remains tough on safeguarding Diaoyu Islands

09-16-2012 09:03 BJT Special Report:Diaoyu Islands: China’s inherent territory |

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Chinese military has been maintaining a tough attitude in regards to the Diaoyu islands dispute. Apart from round after round of military drills, the People’s Liberal Army has announced its unwavering determination to safeguard China’s territory.

On Tuesday, spokesman of China’s Defense Ministry, Geng Yansheng, said Japan’s so called purchase of the Diaoyu Islands was absolutely illegal and ineffective. Chinese military press, PLA Daily News, also warned the Japanese government not to play with fire, saying that "the Japanese government has made the most provocative move since the end of World War II". Throughout the week. the newspaper continued publishing comments, warning to Japan, and reiterating that Chinese army will not give up even half-an-inch of China’s territory.

 

History proves that Diaoyu Islands belong to China:

Diaoyu Islands: China's inherent territory

The Diaoyu Islands and surrounding islets are "an integral part of Chinese territory". China’s stance on the islands has always been consistent and explicit. Full Story>>

Diaoyu Islands belong to China

The Diaoyu Island and surrounding islets were first discovered, named and used by the Chinese. Since the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the islands have been within China’s maritime defense sphere. Full Story>>

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Chinese leaders' assertion on Diaoyu Islands issues:

President Hu: China holds a consistent, clear stance on Diaoyu issues

Chinese President Hu Jintao met with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda here on Sunday and made clear China's position on its relations with Japan and the Diaoyu Islands issue. Full Story>>

Top legislator Wu: Japan's decision to "buy" the Diaoyu Islands is illegal and invalid

China's top legislator Wu Bangguo said here Monday that Japan's decision to "buy" the Diaoyu Islands is illegal and invalid. Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, briefed Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani on the latest development concerning the Diaoyu Islands. Full Story>>

Premier Wen: China will "absolutely make no concession" on issues

China’s Premier has said the Diaoyu Islands are an inalienable part of China’s territory and China will "absolutely make no concession" on issues concerning its sovereignty and territorial integrity. Full Story>>

Chinese Vice Premier reiterates Diaoyu Islands in meeting

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang told visiting Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill on Tuesday that the Japanese government's deal to "purchase" the Diaoyu Islands from the so-called "owner" severely undermines China's territorial sovereignty.Full Story>>

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China's ministries voices on Diaoyu Islands issues:

Foreign Ministry: China resolutely safeguards territorial sovereignty

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Monday urgently summoned Japanese Ambassador to China Uichiro Niwa for a meeting to lodge solemn representations and strong protest against the Japanese government's illegal "buying" of the Diaoyu Islands. Full Story>>

Defense Ministry: Completely opposed to the Japanese government's move to "purchase" the Diaoyu Island

The armed forces of China are completely opposed to the Japanese government's move to "purchase" the Diaoyu Island and two of its adjacent islands, Chinese Defense Ministry Spokesman Geng Yansheng said Tuesday. Full Story>>

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Reactions in China over Diaoyu Islands issues:

Chinese netizens riled by Japan's "purchase" of Diaoyu Islands

Chinese netizens have been angered by the Japanese cabinet's decision to use reserve funds to "purchase" part of China's Diaoyu Islands. Full Story>>

Taiwan strongly protests Japan's move to "purchase" Diaoyu Islands

Taiwan's leader, officials and media have strongly protested against Japan's move to "purchase" parts of the Diaoyu Islands. Full Story>>

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Commentaries:

People's Daily: Diaoyu Islands will remain China's

A commentary in the People’s Daily says the Chinese government has been keen to defend its sovereignty over the Diaoyu islands and its affiliated islands. Full Story>>

Japan's island-buying move severely violates China's sovereignty

The Japanese government's decision to buy the Diaoyu Islands has severely infringed on China's territorial integrity, gravely hurt the feelings of the Chinese people and grossly violated the norms of international law. Full Story>>

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Reactions in Japan over Diaoyu Islands issues :

Noda inspects Self Defense Force troops

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has ordered Japan’s Self Defense Forces to be fully prepared for any emergency. Noda said the uncertainties over Japan’s peripheral security environment have risen to the highest level, as the military activity of surrounding countries has became more active. Full story>>

Former Japanese official criticizes Noda's policy as harmful

The former Speaker of Japan’s House of Representatives, Yo-hei Kono, has criticized Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s foreign policy as deviating from a "peaceful diplomacy". Full story>>

Poll: Over 50% of Japanese disagree with "purchase" of Diaoyu Islands

A poll conducted by the Japan Broadcasting Corporation shows that more than half of the Japanese people oppose their government’s move to nationalize the Diaoyu Islands. They say they cannot understand why the government spends such a large amount of money buying the islands. Full story>>

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Global Reactions over Diaoyu Islands issues:

US: Diaoyu Island disputes between China and Japan can be resolved through dialogue

US State Deparment spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says the US hopes the Diaoyu Island disputes between China and Japan can be resolved through dialogue. Full Story>>

Global media reaction to Japan's "purchase" of Diaoyu Islands

Regarding President Hu Jintao’s statement on the issue in Vladivostok, the Wen Wei Po in Hong Kong quoted an analyst who said, "The meeting between President Hu Jintao and Noda will not improve bilateral ties instantly. But such a statement coming from the top leader of China will influence Noda's understanding about the issue." Full Story>>

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CCTV.com

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