|Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun (2nd L) holds talks with Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Chikao Kawai (not pictured) on bilateral relations, especially on the issue concerning the Diaoyu Islands, in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 25, 2012. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)
BEIJING, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun started a consultation Tuesday morning with Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Chikao Kawai on bilateral relations, especially on the issue concerning the Diaoyu Islands.
Japan blamed for consequence caused by illegally "buying" Diaoyu Islands, says FM
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
Commentary: Japanese PM's attempt to confuse world at UN over Diaoyu Islands doomed to fail
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
Commentary: Japan's "theft" of Diaoyu Islands risks China-Japan economic, trade ties
BEIJING, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Japan's "purchase" and "nationalization" of China's Diaoyu Islands is putting China-Japan economic and trade ties at risk due to man-made factors.
Despite repeated protests from Beijing, Japan launched its unilateral move to "purchase" the Diaoyu Islands, which are Chinese territories, on Sept. 10 this year. Full story