Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Remarks on the Diaoyu Islands Issue


Q: It is reported that a Taiwan fishing boat was disturbed by ships of Japan Coast Guard when sailing in the adjacent waters of the Diaoyu Islands on the morning of June 29. What is China's comment?

A: The Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands have been China's inherent territory since ancient times. China has indisputable sovereignty over them. Any measure adopted by Japan in the waters off the Diaoyu Islands is illegal and invalid.

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