Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ma Zhaoxu's Remarks

Q: Japan said today that it would extend the illegal detention of the Chinese captain. How do you comment?

A: China has reiterated on many occasions that Japan's any so-called judicial measures on the Chinese captain are illegal and invalid. We demand that the Japanese side immediately let the Chinese captain return unconditionally. If the Japanese side clings obstinately to its own course and doubles its mistakes, China will take strong counter measures, for which Japan shall bear all the consequences.

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