The U.S. stance on the Diaoyu Islands is longstanding and has not changed, said U.S. State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki during her daily briefing on Thursday.
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Diaoyu Islands dispute raises China-Japan animosity
The Diaoyu Islands dispute has badly hurt the attitude of Chinese people and Japanese people toward each other, with nine out of 10 saying they dislike the other nation, a recent survey shows.
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Stance of China
Japan should recognize the severity of the situation of the Diaoyu Islands.
China is whole-heartedly against Japan's purchase of the islands.
We will not give a single step in compromise on the issues of territorial sovereignty.
The purchase of Diaoyu Islands damages the integrity of the territorial sovereignty of China.
Diaoyu IslandsThe Diaoyu Islands (钓鱼岛), geographically part of Taiwan Island, are an inalienable part of Chinese territory. China's earliest record of the Diaoyu Islands can be traced back to the Sui Dynasty, more than 1,000 years ago. (More)
|Japanese government's island "purchase" constitutes a serious violation of Chinese territorial sovereignty. The Chinese government and people firmly oppose it and have strongly protested against the move.|