Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Jiang Yu's Remarks on the Issue of Diaoyu Islands

Q: Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology released newly approved textbooks on March 30. All the textbooks on social studies published by seven publishing houses described the Diaoyu Islands as Japanese territory. What is China's comment?

A: The Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands have been China's inherent territory since ancient times. China has indisputable sovereignty over them. Any attempt to change that fact by word or deed is futile. China's Foreign Ministry has lodged solemn representations with Japan.

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