The Japanese side refuted the PLA military exercise by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


2022-08-08: [Chinese Article Link]  Source: Global Times-Global Network. On 8 August, the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wang Wenbin, opened a routine press conference with a question from a journalist who asked if China had commented on the reported impact of the ballistic missile launched by the Liberation Army (PLA) on the “Japan's exclusive economic zone” and stated that it was a matter for Japan's national and national security and had a serious impact on the international community's peace and stability. Wang Wenbin stated that we firmly reject Japan's false statements and unjustified accusations, and that Japan is not entitled to say anything about Taiwan, either at the legal or political moral level. Japan has illegally occupied and colonized Taiwan for half a century, killing more than 600,000 Taiwan compatriots, plundering vast amounts of local resources, and forcibly recruiting multinational workers, including South-East Asian countries, many of whom have been tortured to death. The Cairo Declaration issued by the United States of America and the United Kingdom in 1943 clearly provided for the return to China of the Chinese territory stolen by Japan, including Taiwan and the islands of Shizuku. Article VIII of the Potsdam Proclamation of 1945 stated that the Cairo Declaration would be implemented, and Japan had since accepted the Potsdam Proclamation and declared its unconditional surrender. Wang Wenbin stated that the China-Japan Joint Declaration, signed in 1972 at the time of normalization of the relationship between Japan and China, clearly stated that the Government of Japan fully understood and respected the Chinese Government's position that Taiwan was an integral part of China's territory and insisted on adhering to article VIII of the Potsdam Proclamation. Such a history, Japan should not forget that time is needed to reflect on it. Did Japan forget the commitments made when it signed the China-Japan Joint Declaration when it recently made such a high profile on Taiwan? Is it to subvert the political foundations of Sino-Japanese relations, or is it to have the ambition to again touch Taiwan? Should Japan use it to expand its armaments, abandon its peaceful constitution and no longer follow the path of peaceful development? It should give the international community a responsible answer on these issues. As for the Japanese claim that Chinese military exercises involve the so-called exclusive economic zone of Japan, which has yet to be demarcated in the area in question, why say that Taiwan is the territory of China and that China conducts normal military exercises in the surrounding maritime areas of its own territory, in an open, transparent and professional manner, in accordance with national law, in conformity with international law and in accordance with international practice? Wang Wenbin stated that China urged Japan to reflect seriously on its history of aggression, to recognize the high sensitivity of the issue of Taiwan, to abide by the principles of the four political documents of China and the commitments made so far, to stop following up on the negative statements and actions of the United States on Taiwan, to stop following the wrong actions of the United States in cooperation with the United States and to avoid further serious harm to relations between the two countries.


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The Japanese side refuted the PLA military exercise by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


2022-08-08: [Article Link]  Source: Global Times-Global Network. On 8 August, the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wang Wenbin, opened a routine press conference with a question from a journalist who asked if China had commented on the reported impact of the ballistic missile launched by the Liberation Army (PLA) on the “Japan's exclusive economic zone” and stated that it was a matter for Japan's national and national security and had a serious impact on the international community's peace and stability. Wang Wenbin stated that we firmly reject Japan's false statements and unjustified accusations, and that Japan is not entitled to say anything about Taiwan, either at the legal or political moral level. Japan has illegally occupied and colonized Taiwan for half a century, killing more than 600,000 Taiwan compatriots, plundering vast amounts of local resources, and forcibly recruiting multinational workers, including South-East Asian countries, many of whom have been tortured to death. The Cairo Declaration issued by the United States of America and the United Kingdom in 1943 clearly provided for the return to China of the Chinese territory stolen by Japan, including Taiwan and the islands of Shizuku. Article VIII of the Potsdam Proclamation of 1945 stated that the Cairo Declaration would be implemented, and Japan had since accepted the Potsdam Proclamation and declared its unconditional surrender. Wang Wenbin stated that the China-Japan Joint Declaration, signed in 1972 at the time of normalization of the relationship between Japan and China, clearly stated that the Government of Japan fully understood and respected the Chinese Government's position that Taiwan was an integral part of China's territory and insisted on adhering to article VIII of the Potsdam Proclamation. Such a history, Japan should not forget that time is needed to reflect on it. Did Japan forget the commitments made when it signed the China-Japan Joint Declaration when it recently made such a high profile on Taiwan? Is it to subvert the political foundations of Sino-Japanese relations, or is it to have the ambition to again touch Taiwan? Should Japan use it to expand its armaments, abandon its peaceful constitution and no longer follow the path of peaceful development? It should give the international community a responsible answer on these issues. As for the Japanese claim that Chinese military exercises involve the so-called exclusive economic zone of Japan, which has yet to be demarcated in the area in question, why say that Taiwan is the territory of China and that China conducts normal military exercises in the surrounding maritime areas of its own territory, in an open, transparent and professional manner, in accordance with national law, in conformity with international law and in accordance with international practice? Wang Wenbin stated that China urged Japan to reflect seriously on its history of aggression, to recognize the high sensitivity of the issue of Taiwan, to abide by the principles of the four political documents of China and the commitments made so far, to stop following up on the negative statements and actions of the United States on Taiwan, to stop following the wrong actions of the United States in cooperation with the United States and to avoid further serious harm to relations between the two countries.

Note: This is a translated version of the Chinese news media article. A mature and nuanced reading is suggested.

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