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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 11 September, 2012, 8:06am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 11 September, 2012, 8:08am

Japan presses ahead with Diaoyu Islands nationalisation plan

The Japanese government decided yesterday to purchase the Diaoyu Islands from the Kurihara family for a reported US$26.15 million (HK$202.8 million) in a deal that is expected to be finalised today. In response, Premier Wen Jiabao said China will make "no concession" in its stance of claiming sovereignty over the islands, and a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses "firm opposition and strong protest" to the agreement.

Aside from summoning Japanese ambassador Uichiro Niwa for a meeting yesterday and a statement that it "will not sit back", Beijing has yet to explain in English what Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei sought to convey with a reference to "necessary steps" China will take to safeguard its territorial sovereignty over the islands.

Also, 15 survivors of Japanese bombs dropped on China in WWII announced yesterday that a collective lawsuit has been filed against Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. September 18 remains a sensitive date, commemorated each year to mark Japan's initial invasion of China in 1931.

 

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