BEIJING, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese marine surveillance ships will continue to patrol in the waters off the Diaoyu Islands, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Wednesday.
Hong made the comment in response to a question after it was reported in the media that Japanese right-wingers entered waters off the Diaoyu Islands on Wednesday. Chinese marine surveillance ships also entered the waters for a patrol.
"China is closely watching the development of the issue. Chinese marine surveillance ships will continue to patrol in the waters off the Diaoyu Islands," Hong said.
China firmly opposes the Japanese right-wingers' illegal entrance to the waters off the islands, Hong said. "What is the right-wingers' purpose in repeatedly provoking trouble on the Diaoyu Islands under the current situation, especially when China and Japan are busily consulting with each other on the dispute? Why is the Japanese government again indulging them?"
In recent years, it has been Japanese right-wingers that have seeked to use the Diaoyu Islands issue and create provocation and cause tensions and conflicts between China and Japan, Hong said.
Looking back at history, Japanese right-wingers once led the country to militarism and are the source of war, bringing profound suffering to Asian countries and their people, Hong said. He added that the dispute over the Diaoyu Islands is also an outstanding problem of the war.
"We must stress that history cannot be overturned, denied or forgotten. Chinese people, Asian people and the world at large should be highly alert to the ambitions of the Japanese right-wingers," Hong said.
BEIJING, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Four Chinese marine surveillance ships patrolled in the waters off the Diaoyu Islands on Tuesday after the Japanese right-winger's intrusion, the Foreign Ministry confirmed.
China is strongly dissatisfied with and firmly opposes the Japanese right-wingers' illegal entrance into the waters off the Diaoyu Islands and is keeping high vigilance to their intention and purpose, FM spokesman Hong Lei said Tuesday at a regular press briefing.Full story
TOKYO, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said here on Monday that Japan has no intention to use the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to solve tensions with China over islands in the East China Sea as Japan believes no territorial dispute officially exists.
"We are not considering using the ICJ," Noda said at a press conference, emphasizing there is no doubt the "Senkaku Islands are an integral part of Japanese territory both internationally and historically." Full story