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«Le Japon joue avec le feu:» les navires de guerre chinois déployés vers les îles Diaoyu
Les forces armées chinoises s'opposent totalement à l'"achat" de l'île Diaoyu et de deux de ses îles adjacentes par le Japon, a déclaré mardi Geng Yansheng, porte-parole du ministère chinois de la Défense.
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Le ministère chinois de la Défense proteste contre le Japon sur la question des îles Diaoyu

The Chinese patrol ship Haijian 46, one of the two ships which is reportedly sailing near the disputed islands in the East China Sea, known as Senkaku in Japan or Diaoyu in China, in this handout file photo taken by the Japan Coast Guard in December 2008. (REUTERS)

BEIJING, 11 septembre (Xinhua) -- Les forces armées chinoises s'opposent totalement à l'"achat" de l'île Diaoyu et de deux de ses îles adjacentes par le Japon, a déclaré mardi Geng Yansheng, porte-parole du ministère chinois de la Défense.

M. Geng a publié un communiqué sur la mise en oeuvre d'une prétendue "nationalisation" des îles Diaoyu par le gouvernement japonais.

En dépit de la forte opposition chinoise, le gouvernement japonais a ouvertement annoncé le 10 septembre l"'achat" de l'île Diaoyu et de ses îles adjacentes, Nan Xiaodao et Bei Xiaodao. Cet acte est une violation sérieuse de la souveraineté territoriale chinoise, a souligné le porte-parole.

L'île Diaoyu et ses îles adjacentes font partie intégrante du territoire chinois et la Chine dispose de suffisamment de preuves historiques et jurisprudentielles sur cette question, a fait valoir M. Geng.

L'action du gouvernement japonais pour le prétendu "achat" de ces îles est entièrement illégal et invalide, a-t-il poursuivi.

Dans son communiqué, M. Geng a indiqué que le gouvernement japonais avait, depuis le début de cette année, appuyé les tentatives des forces de droite d'acheter les îles, puis avait fini par décider de le faire lui-même. Cette affaire nuit gravement au développement des relations sino-japonaises, a fait remarquer le porte-parole.

"Le gouvernement chinois et les forces armées chinoises sont fermes et résolus quant à leur détermination à sauvegarder la souveraineté territoriale du pays", a affirmé M. Geng.

"Nous suivrons de près l'évolution de la situation et nous nous réservons le droit de prendre des mesures de réciprocité", a-t-il ajouté.

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"Japan playing with fire:" Chinese warships deployed to disputed islands

Two Chinese patrol ships have been dispatched to a group of disputed islands following Tokyo’s announcement that it would purchase the isles from private owners. Beijing has vowed “reciprocal measures” should the situation escalate.

Two ships from the China Marine Surveillance (CMS) – a paramilitary maritime law enforcement agency – were dispatched to the tiny archipelago in the South China Sea “to assert the country’s sovereignty,” the official Chinese Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday.

Xinhua said the vessels had reached the waters around the Diaoyu Islands — known in Japan as the Senkaku Islands —and would take the necessary measures to deal with “the development of the situation.”

Chinese Defense Ministry Spokesman Geng Yansheng vowed the “government and armed forces stand firm and are unshakeable in their determination and will safeguard sovereignty over the nation's territories."

"We are watching the evolution of the situation closely and reserve the right to take reciprocal measures," he continued.

However, Japan’s coast guard said no special measures have been taken as a result of the Chinese patrol boats' deployment to the islands, though Tokyo monitoring any possible new developments. Japanese officials say it's unlikely that the Chinese vessels would come within 12 nautical miles of the islands – which would constitute an encroachment on Japanese territorial waters.

Beijing summoned Japan’s ambassador to China late on Monday to protest Japan’s move to buy three of the five islands, which will become the responsibility of the Japanese coast guard if the plan goes through.

The People's Liberation Army Daily also said in a commentary on Tuesday that Japan was playing with fire, calling the purchase the “most blatant challenge to China’s sovereignty since the end of World War II.”

And as the rhetoric heats up, China has started broadcasting a daily weather report for the islands for the first time.

Small demonstrations outside of the Japanese Embassy in Beijing followed the news, with a dozen or so demonstrators chanting “Japan, get out of China.” Similar protests were reported in two other cities in eastern and southern China.

Taiwan, who has also laid claim to the islands, which are on a route to rich fishing grounds and potentially large maritime gas fields, recalled its envoy to Japan on Tuesday in response to Tokyo’s plan to nationalize them.

Taiwan’s envoy was instructed to lodge a formal complaint with Tokyo, and is expected to return to Taipei on Wednesday.

 

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