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Chinese ships head to waters around Diaoyus

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 19 January, 2013, 11:10am
UPDATED : Saturday, 19 January, 2013, 7:19pm

Three Chinese government ships on Saturday entered Japanese territorial waters around disputed islands, Japan’s coastguard said, hours after a veiled US warning to Beijing not to challenge Tokyo’s control.

The surveillance vessels entered waters around the islands known as the Senkakus in Japan and Diaoyus in China shortly after 8am, the coastguard said in a statement.

The ships were spotted by Japanese coastguard vessels patrolling areas surrounding the islands in the East China Sea, controlled by Tokyo but claimed by Beijing, a coastguard official said.

China has repeatedly sailed into the waters since Japan nationalised the chain in September, a move that triggered anger and demonstrations in China.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking at a joint news conference with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Washington on Friday, said the disputed area was under Japan’s administration and hence protected under a US security treaty with Tokyo.

“We oppose any unilateral actions that would seek to undermine Japanese administration,” Clinton said.

Clinton did not mention Beijing directly but said: “We want to see China and Japan resolve this matter peacefully through dialogue.”

“We do not want to see any action taken by anyone that could raise tensions or result in miscalculation that would undermine the peace, security and economic growth in this region,” she added.

The United States insists it is neutral on the ultimate sovereignty of the islands.

China has repeatedly criticised the US position and the sending of maritime surveillance ships to the potentially gas-rich area is seen by experts as a way to contest the notion that Japan holds effective control.

Kishida took a measured tone on China, describing the relationship with Beijing as “one of the most important” for Japan.

“While Japan will not concede and will uphold our fundamental positions that the Senkaku islands are an inherent territory of Japan, we intend to respond calmly so as not to provoke China,” Kishida said.

 

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lamlm38
without the sacrifices of USSR and China which tight up so much of the axis resource the US would not have won.. lets get this fact cleared up!!
TigerJ
Well, let's face it, WWII was won by the Americans, not the Europeans or Chinese. So they can say whatever they want.
ryszard.ewiak
Unfortunately, another world war is inevitable, like death, but not now and not because of these islands. The Bible says: "And [the king of the north] will go back (to) his land with great wealth [1945]; and his heart (will be) against the holy covenant [state atheism]; and will act [it means activity in the international arena]; and turned back to his own land [1991-1993. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. Russian troops returned to their country]. At the appointed time [he] will return back." (Daniel 11:28, 29a) The return of Russia in this context means crisis, which will eclipse the Great Depression. Not only the eurozone will break up, but also the European Union and NATO. Then many countries of the former Eastern block will return to Russia's zone of influence. Russian troops will be stationed here again.
Russia, however, will not return everywhere. "And [the king of the north] will enter into the south [Georgia], but it will not be as the former [1921] or as the latter [2008], for the dwellers of coastlands of Kittim [the West] will come against him, and he will be dejected, and will go back." (Daniel 11:29b, 30a)
Moses writes: "But ships from the direction of Kittim [USN], and troubling Asshur [Russia] and troubling Eber [remaining enemies, including Iran and China]." (Numbers 24:24a)
This will be a nuclear war. (Revelation 6:4) "A great sword" = a nuclear sword. As Jesus foretold, it will be "the beginning of birth pains". (Mathew 24:7, 8)
lamlm38
its a F*** U message from the PLA to the yanks motherf%^^&&!!!
Hollander323
The American is right to say that the administration of Diaoyu Island is under the Japanese because the island was handed to the Japanese by the American in 1972.
But, that act of handing the island to the Japanese by the American was illegal under the post war agreements among the countries. The Americans just took the law into their own hands.
johnrai7
Lets make it nobody's island ,problem solved...
cwbeijing
Diaoyu islands belong to China, both historically and geographically. Neither USA or Japan have any to say to Chinese territory.
Since when USA has the right to say Diaoyu islands administration right is given to Japan !!!
 
 
 
 
 

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