By Mei Jingya, Sina English
Reiterating China’s stance on Japan’s purchase of the Diaoyu Island, Foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a routine press briefing on Thursday afternoon that the determination of the Chinese government and people on safeguarding sovereignty and territorial integrity is unswerving.
Hong said Japan’s move has prompted the Chinese government to take a range of necessary measures, which have gained wide support from the Chinese people. Japan’s wrongdoing has aroused strong indignation of Chinese people home and abroad.
The spokesman also urged Japan to pull back the “nationalization” decision and come back to the sound track of negotiation.