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China Backs Down from Claim of Sovereignty Over Diaoyudao? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2013-6-3 14:11:40 |Display all floors
On June 3, 2013, China's top representative to the Shangrila Dialogue, Qi Jianguo, Deputy Chief of Staff of the PLA, made a stunning statement that seems to reverse China's current stance that Diaoyudao is a part of China's sovereign territory, by harking back to Deng who said some thirty years ago, that the dispute over Diaoyudao should be solved by the next generation which may be wiser than the present.  In the face of Japanese insistence that there is no such understanding of postponing the determination of sovereignty of Diaoyudao, and with Japan having already officially annexed Diaoydao by having the Japanese national government buy it from a civilian on 9/11/2012, China's unilateral declaration of postponement of the determination of the sovereignty of Diaoyudao smacks of a climb down en grande.  While Deng's statement made perfect sense 30 years ago, it is doubtful that he would have said the same thing, in the face of Japan's official annexation of Diaoyudao.  To ignore these changes to the status quo, and binding the Chinese government and people to the no longer applicable statement of Deng is a major setback for the Chinese people, and should be corrected as soon as possible.

China's unswerving position, as enunciated by the Deng appointed successor to Jiang, Hu Jintao, was that Diaoyudao is a part of the sovereign territory of China, that cannot be disputed, in answer to the Japanese announcement of annexation of this island on September 11, 2012.

Is this the beginning of the selling out of China's islands, by taking Deng out of context, which his handpicked successor, Hu did not find appropriate to apply to the present situation?  We shall see in the events unfolding over the next week.  If Diaoyudao is unilaterally dropped by China, in the face of Japanese intransigence about its sovereignty, then it is simply a declaration of surrender, not a declartion of sovereignty, and the whole foreign policy program needs to be thoroughly reviewed before moving one inch further backward.


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Post time 2013-6-3 15:38:43 |Display all floors
Coming to their senses!

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Post time 2013-6-3 15:54:30 |Display all floors
Japan seized the opportunity and reiterated that there is no dispute over the sovereignty of Senkaku/Diaoyudao, and that there is also no question about postponement of any dispute over the matter of its sovereignty.

China just unilaterally abandoned its claim by declaring it will continue to shelve the dispute that Japan does not recognize, and doing so on the authority of Deng, who never said China should shelve it in the face of Japan's official annexation of Diaoyudao.  So, nobody in China is allowed to not abandon China's claim over Diaoyudao, because it was supposedly said by Deng, taken out of context.

So, is this the prelude to the California Summit, wherein China will agree to shelve its dispute unilaterally with Japan over Diaoyudao until the next generation, when Japan by 2022 would have achieved its goal of 50 years of uninterrupted jurisdiction over Diaoyudao?

I think China should also prepare another 200 million taels of reparation to Japan for the cost of its defense of Diaoyudao, flying squadrons of eight F-15 every time a Chinese patrol plane approaches.

And don't forget to cede North Korea, a leftover from the Treaty of Shimonoseki that was dropped by Japan in WWII.  




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Post time 2013-6-3 15:55:05 |Display all floors
It is in their nature (smartly) to back down when faced with the overwhelming facts and logic as presented.
I'm glad a peaceful solution has been reached and the opposing navies can stand down.
Now the silly protesters can find something else to complain about.
I'm just here for the money

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Post time 2013-6-3 15:58:55 |Display all floors
jay_dee Post time: 2013-6-3 15:55
It is in their nature (smartly) to back down when faced with the overwhelming facts and logic as pre ...

well said.

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Post time 2013-6-3 16:04:11 |Display all floors
无耻结局

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