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China terms Japan PM comments ‘self deceiving’

China terms Japan PM comments ‘self deceiving’
China questioned Japanese Premier’s assertions on Thursday claiming sovereignty over disputed islands in East China Sea, saying Tokyo is ‘self deceiving itself’ by ignoring historical facts and international laws.

Reacting to Yoshihiko Noda’s comments that the islands, called Senkakus by Japan and Diaoyu by China, are an inherent part of Japanese territory brushing aside China’s counterclaims, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Qin Gang said, asserting the ownership of the territory should be solved on historical and legal basis.

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Noda who addressed the UN General Assembly at New York told the media that ‘as for the Senkakus, they are an inherent part of our territory in light of history and also under international law.’

‘There are no territorial issues as such. Therefore, there cannot be any compromise that represents a retreat from this position,’ he said without naming Japan.

Qin said that ‘some individual country’ has ignored the historical facts and international laws, openly violated territorial sovereignty of other countries, and openly denied the result of the world anti-fascist war.

‘The country seriously challenges the post-war international order, but tries to take the rules of international law as a cover. This is self-deceiving. The country concerned must face up to history and earnestly abide by international legal principles, and cease all actions that infringe the territorial integrity and sovereignty of other countries,’ Qin said.
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