4 questions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ask Japan


2022-08-09: [Chinese Article Link]  Source: Central Broadband International Online " I'm so happy " " I'm so happy " The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wang Wenbin, on 8th day, expressed his firm opposition to the Japanese side's false statements and unfounded accusations that Japan was not entitled to say anything about Taiwan at both the legal and political and moral levels, in response to the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr. Kaitoshi Nakada, who claimed that the PLA's ballistic missiles had landed in the “Japan exclusive economic zone”. Wang Wenbin stated that Japan had illegally occupied and colonized Taiwan for half a century, killing more than 600,000 Taiwan compatriots, plundering large amounts of local resources and forcibly recruiting multinational workers, including South-East Asian countries, many of whom had 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. The China-Japan Joint Declaration signed on the occasion of the normalization of the relationship between Japan and China in 1972 clearly states that the Government of Japan fully understands and respects the position of the Chinese Government that Taiwan is an integral part of the territory of China and insists on adhering to article VIII of the Potsdam Proclamation. Wang Wenbin said: “Did Japan forget the commitments made when it signed the Sino-Japanese Joint Declaration when it recently raised such a high profile on Taiwan? Is it to undermine the political foundations of Sino-Japanese relations? Is there an ambition to re-engage with Taiwan, China, to expand its armaments, to abandon the peaceful constitution and to stop following the path of peaceful development? The Japanese side 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 (EEZ) of Japan, Wang Wenbin responded: “What about Japan’s “EEZ” when China’s waters have not been demarcated? Taiwan is a territory of China, which carries out normal military exercises in the surrounding maritime areas of its own territory, in an open, transparent and professional manner, in conformity with domestic law, international law and international practice. It is both a warning to the provocateurs and a legitimate act to preserve the sovereignty and territorial integrity of States.” Wang Wenbin urged the Japanese side to reflect seriously on the history of the aggression, to recognize the high sensitivity of the issue of Taiwan, to adhere to 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 conjunction with the “rule of China” and to avoid further serious harm to relations between the two countries.


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4 questions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ask Japan


2022-08-09: [Article Link]  Source: Central Broadband International Online " I'm so happy " " I'm so happy " The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wang Wenbin, on 8th day, expressed his firm opposition to the Japanese side's false statements and unfounded accusations that Japan was not entitled to say anything about Taiwan at both the legal and political and moral levels, in response to the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr. Kaitoshi Nakada, who claimed that the PLA's ballistic missiles had landed in the “Japan exclusive economic zone”. Wang Wenbin stated that Japan had illegally occupied and colonized Taiwan for half a century, killing more than 600,000 Taiwan compatriots, plundering large amounts of local resources and forcibly recruiting multinational workers, including South-East Asian countries, many of whom had 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. The China-Japan Joint Declaration signed on the occasion of the normalization of the relationship between Japan and China in 1972 clearly states that the Government of Japan fully understands and respects the position of the Chinese Government that Taiwan is an integral part of the territory of China and insists on adhering to article VIII of the Potsdam Proclamation. Wang Wenbin said: “Did Japan forget the commitments made when it signed the Sino-Japanese Joint Declaration when it recently raised such a high profile on Taiwan? Is it to undermine the political foundations of Sino-Japanese relations? Is there an ambition to re-engage with Taiwan, China, to expand its armaments, to abandon the peaceful constitution and to stop following the path of peaceful development? The Japanese side 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 (EEZ) of Japan, Wang Wenbin responded: “What about Japan’s “EEZ” when China’s waters have not been demarcated? Taiwan is a territory of China, which carries out normal military exercises in the surrounding maritime areas of its own territory, in an open, transparent and professional manner, in conformity with domestic law, international law and international practice. It is both a warning to the provocateurs and a legitimate act to preserve the sovereignty and territorial integrity of States.” Wang Wenbin urged the Japanese side to reflect seriously on the history of the aggression, to recognize the high sensitivity of the issue of Taiwan, to adhere to 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 conjunction with the “rule of China” 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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