NPC & CPPCC condemn Japan’s “Purchase” of Diaoyu Islands

The Foreign Affairs Committee of China’s National People’s Congress, and the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference have issued statements, voicing strong indignation toward and condemnation of Japan’s so-called “purchase” of the Diaoyu Islands and its affiliated islets.

The Foreign Affairs Committee of China’s National People’s Congress says Japan’s act is another severe infringement upon China’s territorial sovereignty, which seriously damages Sino-Japanese relations.

The statement points out that the unilateral actions taken by the Japanese government are totally illegal and invalid according to international law.

It says that the Japanese government’s claims on the Diaoyu Islands not only disregard historical facts, but also deny the outcomes of the victory of the war against fascism and pose a grave threat to international order.

The top legislature urges Japan to clearly understand the dangers of the current situation, and to settle the dispute in a proper manner, or it shall have to bear all serious consequences arising thereafter.

The statement warns that the Chinese government will take necessary measures to safeguard territorial sovereignty, and maintain historical facts and justice.

The statement issued by the CPPCC Foreign Affairs Committee says all political parties, all ethnic nationalities and people of all walks of life have expressed strong indignation and severe condemnation over Japan’s move.

The CPPCC will never allow any country to meddle in China’s sacred territory and it firmly supports the Chinese government in taking necessary measures to defend its territorial sovereignty.

The statement says the development of Sino-Japanese relations embodies unremitting efforts of several generations of the two countries, which are worthy of maintaining.

It says that to continue to push forward Sino-Japanese strategic and mutually beneficial relations conforms to the fundamental interests of the two countries and the two peoples.

The top advisory body urges Japan to immediately stop all damage to China’s territorial sovereignty, stop playing with fire on the Diaoyu Islands issue, and make joint efforts with the Chinese side to take concrete actions to safeguard the overall situation of Sino-Japanese relations.

Yang Weihan
CCTV