BEIJING, August 18 (Xinhua) -- China on Saturday lodged solemn representations with Japan as some Japanese lawmakers and members of right-wing groups plan to go to the Diaoyu Islands waters to hold activities.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Qin Gang said that China has urged the Japanese side to immediately stop the action that seeks to undermine China's territorial sovereignty.
Any unilateral action taken by Japan on the Diaoyu Islands is illegal and invalid, Qin said, stressing that Japan's unilateral actions will not change the fact that the Diaoyu Islands are China's inherent territory.
Some Japanese lawmakers and members of right-wing groups plan to go to the Diaoyu Islands waters to mourn war dead in World War II Saturday evening.
China urges Japan to stop territorial sovereignty violations
BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- China on Friday urged Japan to refrain from any action that might violate China's territorial sovereignty and use dialogues and negotation to solve an ongoing dispute over the Diaoyu Islands.
"The Japanese side should maintain Sino-Japanese relations through concrete action," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang, when talking about the recent illegal detainment and release of 14 Chinese nationals by Japan. Full story
China holds "firm stance" over Diaoyu Islands
BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- China holds a "firm stance" over the Diaoyu Islands, and any of Japan's unilateral moves against Chinese nationals is illegal and invalid, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.
As Japan decided to release 14 Chinese nationals it was detaining, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said: "China holds a clear and firm stance on the issue of Diaoyu Islands." Full story