by Xinhua writer Luo Jun
BEIJING, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Hollywood writer and director Chris D. Nebe has recently screened a new documentary about the Diaoyu Islands in Los Angeles, revealing to the U.S. public that the islands are Chinese territory.
The film tells the public that the Diaoyu Islands have been Chinese territory since ancient times and that Imperial Japan annexed them in 1895 after the first Sino-Japanese War.
As the film shows that the United States played a shameful role in keeping it from being returned to China after World War II.
"The real Diaoyu Islands conflict goes from the so-called administrative rights of the United States. After the Second World War, instead of returning the islands to China, the United States claimed 'administrative rights.' In 1971, America gave the islands back to Japan, ignoring China's long-standing claim," the film holds.
The film, called Diaoyu Islands-The Truth, presents a large amount of historical records, photos and videos from the U.S. National Archives and other institutions.
That means the United States fully has knowledge of the truth and intentionally keeps the American public from the truth. But truth will out eventually and when that comes, U.S. credit of standing for justice is definitely compromised.
Nebe felt deceived by saying "the truth about the issue is completely wrong told by Western media. I hope the movie will change it. We are pushing to help Americans know the truth about Diaoyu Islands."
Nebe also asserts in the last part of the film, "America can quell the tension by encouraging its Japanese ally to return the Diaoyu Islands to China and apologize to Chinese people for the war crimes of Imperial Japan."
Unfortunately, the United States continues stubbornly to support Japan in its illegal occupation of the Chinese territory out of its small-minded political calculation.
Washington should know that meddling in the China-Japan territorial dispute, especially emboldening Japan's unreasonable and unjustified claim, can not add up to its own "political assets," but creates resentment and tensions in the Asian Pacific region, which will harm its interests in the long-term.
An ordinary American viewer of the documentary said " I think we are too much on the side of Japan. I think we should work for peace, not for divide."
Washington should listen seriously to the voice of American public, respecting truth and doing the right thing to sincerely work for peace and undo damage.
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LOS ANGELES, March 12 (Xinhua) -- Hollywood writer and director Chris D. Nebe screened a new documentary about the Diaoyu Islands at the REAL D Theater on Tuesday, saying he hopes to show Americans the truth about the territory.
"Diaoyu Islands, The Truth" is produced by Monarex Hollywood Corporation and is one of twelve documentaries in Nebe's "Mysterious China" series introducing Chinese history, culture and rapid development to the world.Full story
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