China strongly condemns Japan over shrine visit

China has strongly protested against and condemned the visits of Japanese cabinet members to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine on Thursday. Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin summoned Japanese ambassador to China Masato Kitera and lodged representations over the issue, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said. It is an open challenge to historical justice and human […]

China continues patrols of Diaoyu Islands

Chinese marine surveillance ships continued regular patrols in the territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands on Monday, the State Oceanic Administration said. A fleet consisting of the Haijian 137, Haijian 15 and Haijian 8002 solemnly declared to Japanese ships that the Diaoyu Islands have been Chinese territory since ancient times and urged them to immediately […]

China denies reports of former diplomat’s Japan tour

A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman on Monday denied Japanese media reports stating that a former senior diplomat is planning to visit Japan. Japanese press reported that Tang Jiaxuan, a former state councilor, plans to visit Japan as chairman of the Chinese side of the China-Japan Friendship Committee for the 21st Century in late March to attend […]

China protests Japan’s violation of one-China policy

China on Monday made representations to Japan over its violation of the one-China policy during its commemorations of an earthquake anniversary. “We have made solemn representations to Japan and are strongly dissatisfied with and protest Japan’s acts,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement on Monday. For Monday’s commemorations of the earthquake that […]

China rejects Japanese media’s armed surveillance ship claim

The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) on Wednesday said a Japanese media report regarding a Chinese marine surveillance ship that aimed at a Japanese fishing boat with machine-gun near the Diaoyu Islands is a “groundless rumor.” The report was intended to be sensational and is not true, the SOA said. The Wednesday edition of Post, a […]

Ma Ying-jeou urges peaceful development of East China Sea

Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou reiterated Taiwan’s refusal to compromise on the Diaoyutai Archipelago sovereignty issue, while pushing for peaceful cooperative development of the East China Sea, the Presidential Office said. Ma made the remarks in an interview with Takehiko Kiyohara, chairman of Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun, and other members of the Japanese media Feb. 23. […]

U.S. media misquote China-related reports, causing concerns

Well-Known U.S. newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post have raised the eyebrows of many Chinese recently in their two questionable reports on sensitive China-related topics. Under a provocative headline, “Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: Chinese need for conflict is ‘deeply ingrained’”, The Post published an interview Thursday citing Abe as saying […]

Taiwan MOFA rules out cross-strait action on Diaoyutais

Collaboration between Taiwan and mainland China on issues regarding the Diaoyutai Archipelago is entirely out of the question, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Steve C.C. Hsia said Feb. 19. Hsia made the remarks following Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou’s reiteration of the impossibility of cross-strait cooperation on the matter Feb. 18. Reasons cited by Ma included […]

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