China urges Japan to co-operate in resolving islands dispute

BEIJING Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:03am EST

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Communist Party Chief Xi Jinping said on Friday that China's position on a series of islands disputed with Japan is clear and consistent and urged Japan to co-operate in resolving the issue.

Japan should respect the feelings of the Chinese people and "correctly handle" historical problems, Xi told Natsuo Yamaguchi, a visiting lawmaker and head of the junior partner in Japan's ruling coalition.

"The Japanese side ought to face up to history and facts, take practical step and work hard with China to find an effective way to appropriately resolve and manage the issue via dialogue and consultations," Xi said, according to a statement on the Foreign Ministry's website.

The islands are called the Diaoyu in Chinese and the Senkaku by Japan. Relations between the countries are at a low after the Japanese government bought three of the islands last year, sparking widespread, violent anti-Japan protests across China.

(Reporting by Terril Yue Jones and Ben Blanchard; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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Janeallen wrote:
Japan can’t cooperate because Japan has been lying to its people,
and manipulating a false image of itself, and defaming the Chinese people for over a century with great success.

Just look at how Reuters is steep into Japanese propaganda.

For Japan to achieve respect based on truth, and real and not carefully manipulated faux versions of history and reliance on international arrangement that are equivalent to the notorious Jim Crow laws — Japan must first start gradually telling its own people the truth. ABE IS THE WORST WOLF-IN-SHEEP-SKIN. There is no hope given how he’s going.

Abe sent an envoy to propose kicking the can down the road, by claiming on NHK that’s because the current generation is “not wise enough”. No. It’s because Abe is not honest about the war crimes Japan committed in China.

Worse, Japan continues to misportray Chinese Americans subtly and subvert American democracy. That’s not lack of wisdom at all. That’s deliberate, malicious defamation in an effort to seek high tech American military armament for free, by playing up a false image of an aggressive China. EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF NEWS ABOUT CHINA & CHINESE AMERICANS IS DISTORTED EGREGIOUSLY, TO THE MAXIMUM, ON NHK.

AND HILARY CLINTON IS EITHER AN ABSOLUTE FOOL, OR AN AMERICAN TRAITOR BECAUSE SHE PLACES THE HIGHEST PRIORITY ON MAKING EVERYTHING SHE DOES LOOK LIKE A PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN MOVE AT THE EXPENSE OF THE GOOD OF OUR COUNTRY. HER ABSURD STATEMENTS LATELY CANNOT BE JUSTIFIED BY A MERE IGNORANCE ABOUT ASIAN HISTORY OR CULTURE. SHE’S BEEN IN THIS BUSINESS FAR TOO LONG TO DESERVE THAT EXCUSE.

Jan 25, 2013 6:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Free_Pacific wrote:
The lunatic has spoken.

Jan 25, 2013 10:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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