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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on the Japanese Government Opening a Link about Diaoyu Dao on the Official Cabinet Website


Q: It is reported that on August 28, the Japanese government set up links about Diaoyu Dao and Takeshima Island on its official cabinet website, displaying the so-called "historical documents" to prove its ownership over relevant islands. What is China's comment on that?

A: Diaoyu Dao and its affiliated islands have been China's inherent territory since ancient times. I would like to stress that whatever the Japanese side may devise to advertise its illegal claims, the objective fact that Diaoyu Dao belongs to China cannot be changed. We urge the Japanese side to face up to history, respect facts, and stop all the provocative behavior that undermines China's territorial sovereignty.

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