Monday, 20 July 2009

Territory - Diaoyu Islands

US Senator Jim Webb said during a US Congressional hearing that the US had admitted Japan's sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands, a view apparently at odds with the official position of the US (namely, the US reserves judgment on the ultimate sovereignty of the islands but considers the US-Japan Security Treaty applicable to Diaoyu). Commenting on Senator Webb's remarks, a Chinese FM spokesman reiterated that China holds indisputable sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands.

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