China, S.Korea protest against Japanese video propaganda

Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-10-24 0:48:01

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying on Wednesday urged Japan to stop all provocation detrimental to China's sovereignty.

Hua made the remarks after a regular press conference while responding to a media report that the Japanese foreign ministry released a video online claiming sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands.

"We urge the Japanese side to correct its attitude, stop all words and acts detrimental to China's sovereignty and make concrete efforts toward properly handling and resolving the Diaoyu Islands issue," Hua said.

Hua stressed that Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islets are part of China's inherent territory, a fact supported by historical and jurisprudential evidence.

Meanwhile, South Korea on Wednesday urged Japan to promptly delete a Youtube video claiming its sovereignty over the Dokdo islets, known as Takeshima in Japan, calling the action anachronistic and provocative.

"We strongly protest against the Japanese government trying to damage our dominium over the Dokdo islets as Japan's foreign ministry produced a video that makes nonsensical claims on our territorial islets and distributed it on the Internet," Seoul's foreign ministry said in a statement, urging its neighboring country to delete the video immediately.

Seoul's foreign ministry called the video non-historical and anachronistic, noting that such provocative action has been a major stumbling block to enhancing diplomatic ties between Seoul and Tokyo.


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