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1/23, 6:01 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Beijing slams Japan, US stance on Diaoyu Islands

The Chinese Embassy in Tokyo criticized Japan and its ally the United States for their stance the Diaoyu Islands belong to the archipelago country.

The embassy stressed that "no matter what Japan and the US say or do, it will change the fact that the Diaoyu Islands belong to China. China urged Japan to correct its wrong words and deeds, stop provoking trouble, and avoid further damage to the ties between the two countries." It also accused Tokyo and Washington of "maliciously manipulating" their issues with China and escalating them into conflicts "out of geopolitical self-interest."

The Diaoyu Islands, as they are known in mainland China, or the Senkaku Islands, as the Japanese call them, are a matter of territorial dispute between both Japan and China, and Japan and Taiwan.

Baha Breaking the News (BBN) / JR