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Ishihara's vicious tongue seen again over Diaoyu Islands

2012-07-03 03:23:52 GMT2012-07-03 11:23:52(Beijing Time)

File photo: Shintaro Ishihara

By Zhao Wei, Sina English

Following on the heels of his ridiculous remarks on naming the Chinese pandas, Shintaro Ishihara, Tokyo's bad-mouth governor, again flung poisonous words at Diaoyu Islands.

In an article published by Japan's Sankei Shimbun on July 2, the hard line conservative politician speaks of China using an insulting term “Shina”, and warned that any compromise on the issues of Diaoyu Islands would be “nothing short of suicide”.

Ishihara alleged in the article: "Tracing back the history, we will find that only the 'absolute power' could change the world. The power, in brief, is armed force."

Ishihara turned out to be a ridicule in China's online space when he proposed on June 28 that if a panda leased from China gives birth to a cub at a Tokyo zoo, it should be named "Sen Sen" and "Kaku Kaku", after the Japanese name "Senkaku" for the Chinese Diaoyu Islands.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei commented on Ishihara's proposal as "cheap" and "shameful" farce, which was deliberately made to impair China-Japan relations, and will only blemish the image of Tokyo as well as that of Japan.

"No matter what names Ishihara gives to Chinese pandas, he cannot change the fact that the pandas belong to China, just as Japan cannot change the fact that the Diaoyu Islands belong to China whatever you call them," he added.

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