Diaoyu Islands


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Diaoyu Islands

(diˈaʊˈjuː)
n
(Placename) the Chinese name for Senkaku Islands
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"The Diaoyu Islands are about sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Chinese Ambassador to Japan Cheng Yonghua on Tuesday dismissed Japan's protest over the patrol of Chinese marine surveillance vessels in waters off the Diaoyu Islands, according to the Chinese embassy in Japan.
PEKyN (CyHAN)- More than ten people were arrested in China on Monday according to local media reports, after police used tear gas and water cannons to break up anti-Japanese riots which began late last week over Japan's nationalization of the disputed Diaoyu Islands.
Tokyo refers to them as the Senkakus -- Beijing and Taipei call them the Diaoyu Islands. Disputed ownership of the eight islets can be traced back to the end of World War II.
"Japan out of Diaoyu islands! Down with Japanese militarism!" the activists chanted as dozens of mainland tourists and local people looked on at the Tsim Sha Tsui pier before the protest vessel Bao Diao II set sail.
magazine Foreign Affairs on its website, Cui blamed Japan for creating the dispute and tensions over the Diaoyu Islands by taking the move to "nationalize" the islands last year, breaking a previous agreement to put the dispute aside.
On Thursday, Hua repeated China's claim that Japan is responsible for escalating tensions over the Senkaku Islands because it "illegally" sends ships and planes around "China's Diaoyu Islands."
Relations between China and Japan have soured since Japan unilaterally "nationalized" the Diaoyu Islands last September, despite China's strong opposition.
Chan Miu-tak, chairman of an activist group called Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, said the "protect Diaoyu" boat will be joined at sea on Tuesday by another vessel from Taiwan, in a coordinated attempt to sail to the islands, known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan, Diaoyu in China and Tiaoyutai in Taiwan.
"No matter what names Ishihara gives to Chinese pandas, he cannot change the fact that the pandas belong to China, just as Japan cannot change the fact that the Diaoyu Islands belong to China no matter what names it gives to the islands and their adjacent islets," said the Ministry.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's unfounded assertion on the dispute between Japan and China over the Diaoyu Islands.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- China is firmly opposed to comments made by the United States about the Diaoyu Islands, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said Sunday.