BEIJING, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman confirmed on Monday that China and Japan will hold a vice ministerial level consultation on bilateral relations.
"As requested by the Japanese, China agrees to receive Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Chikao Kawai to visit from Sept. 24 to 25", spokesman Hong Lei announced at a press conference.
According to Hong, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun will hold talks with Kawai on bilateral relations, especially on the issue concerning the Diaoyu Islands.
"During the consultations, the Chinese will state its solemn position on the Diaoyu Islands issue, urge the Japanese to correct its wrongdoing and make efforts to improve ties," Hong said.
Relations between Tokyo and Beijing have soured in the aftermath of Japan's "nationalization plan" earlier this month of the Diaoyu Islands, which China regards as an infringement of its territorial sovereignty over the islands.
BEIJING, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Instead of trying to remedy its highly provocative actions to challenge China's sovereignty and the postwar world order, Japan has chosen to take another step toward the wrong path, which will ultimately boomerang on itself.
On Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is to appear before the UN General Assembly to justify Tokyo's policies toward its maritime row with Beijing in an attempt to manipulate or confuse the world opinion on China's indisputable sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands.Full story
BEIJING, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Ministry stressed on Monday that Japan should bear the consequence caused by its illegally "buying" the Diaoyu Islands.
Spokesman Hong Lei made the remarks at a regular press briefing while commenting on the date adjustment of when to hold the reception to mark the 40th anniversary of normalization of China-Japan relations.Full story
BEIJING, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- China asked Japan to immediately stop all acts that harm China's territorial sovereignty, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said late Saturday, after some Japanese landed on the Diaoyu Islands. Full story
BEIJING, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- After being reelected as head of Japan's ruling Democratic Party Friday,Yoshihiko Nodais poised to fend off challenges to his prime ministership in the next general elections.
Amid all the election buzz, however, Noda must not lose sight of the need for an immediate China-policy overhaul to ease the tension his current policy has stoked up. Full story
BEIJING, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) and the Ministry of Civil Affairs on Friday jointly released a list of standardized names for the geographic entities on the Diaoyu Island and some of its affiliated islets. Full story
BEIJING, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- A senior marine administration official said Thursday that safeguarding China's sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands, as well as its national marine rights and interests, will be a long-term and critical struggle.
Chen Lianzeng, deputy director of the State Oceanic Administration, said at a symposium on protecting the Diaoyu Islands that all SOA subsidiaries should fully understand the severity of China's struggle to safeguard its rights on the islands.Full story