BEIJING, Oct. 23 -- 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 have 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 towards properly handling and resolving the Diaoyu Islands issue." Hua said.
Hua stressed that the Diaoyu Island and affiliated islets are part of China's inherent territory, a fact supported by historical and jurisprudential evidence.
"No matter what means the Japanese side uses to assert its illegal claims, it cannot change the objective fact that the Diaoyu Islands belong to China." Hua said.