BEIJING, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Japan's ongoing propaganda will never change the fact that the Diaoyu Islands are an inherent part of China's territory, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Tuesday at a daily news briefing.
On Monday, Japan published materials on its Foreign Ministry website, alleging there was no basis that the "Diaoyu Islands have been China's inherent territory since ancient times."
"China has sufficient historical and legal basis," Hua said. "The Diaoyu Island and the adjacent islands have been China's inherent territory since ancient times."
No matter how Japan tries to propagandize its wrong position on the Diaoyu Islands, it will never change the objective fact that China owns sovereignty over the islands, Hua said.
China urges Japan to face up to history and reality, and correct its mistakes, the spokeswoman said.