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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on Relevant Foreign Media Reports

2016-08-06

Q: Reports say that having spotted Chinese coast guard and fishing vessels in waters off Diaoyu Dao this morning, the Japanese Foreign Ministry lodged representations with the Chinese side. What is China's response to that?

A: China's position on the issue of Diaoyu Dao is clear and consistent, that is, Diaoyu Dao and its affiliated islands is an inherent part of China's territory, and China has indisputable sovereignty over them and the adjacent waters.

The Chinese side is working to properly manage situation in the relevant waters. We strongly hope that the Japanese side will honor its principled agreement with us, deal with the current situation with a cool head instead of taking actions that may raise tension or make things complicated, and make constructive efforts for stability in relevant waters together with us.

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