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Wang Yi Reiterates Stance on Diaoyu Islands

2020-11-25

On November 25, 2020 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the remarks in response to the Diaoyu Islands in Tokyo, saying that China pays close attention to the latest situation of the Diaoyu Islands. The fact is that recently some Japanese fishing boats of unknown origin have repeatedly entered the sensitive waters off the Diaoyu Islands, and China has to make necessary response. On this issue, China's position is clear. The Chinese side will continue to firmly safeguard its sovereignty and at the same time proposes three hopes. First, the two sides should earnestly abide by the four-point principled consensus reached between China and Japan; second, the two sides should avoid taking actions in sensitive waters that may complicate the situation; third, once there are problems, the two sides should communicate in a timely manner and properly deal with them. Wang Yi said China and Japan should make joint efforts to truly build the East China Sea into a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation, which serves the fundamental and long-term interests of the two peoples.

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