Obama Reassures Japan on Diaoyu Islands

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In Japan, the United States President spent the second day of his tour holding talks with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe . Both the leaders spent the day talking trade but the focus quickly shifted to the disputed Diaoyu islands.

CCTV correspondent Terrence Terashima has more from Tokyo.

Obama Reassures Japan on Diaoyu Islands

Obama Reassures Japan on Diaoyu Islands

In Japan, the United States President spent the second day of his tour holding talks with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe . Both the leaders spent the day talking trade but the focus quickly shifted to the disputed Diaoyu islands. CCTV correspondent Terrence Terashima has more from Tokyo.

Meanwhile, Chinese defense ministry reiterated its firm stand on Diaoyu Islands at a press conference on Thursday in the capital Beijing.

“Diaoyu Islands are an inherent part of Chinese territory. And Chinese army is fully capable of safeguarding the Diaoyu Islands,” ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said in response to the U.S. president’s comment of “Diaoyu Islands falling within the scope of Article 5 of the US-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security” a day earlier.

“We don’t need to bother other countries to offer the so-called security and protection over the islands. Some people in Japan always tend to hype up this issue, but in fact they’re just making a big fuss out of something only they’d like to believe,” said Yang.

“We’ll keep an eye on the the possible actions of the Japanese military, and the Chinese army will continue with its combat readiness patrol and military drills in the related waters,” said Yang Yujun.

China Rejects Obama's Stance on Japan Island Dispute

China Rejects Obama's Stance on Japan Island Dispute

hinese defense ministry reiterated its firm stand on Diaoyu Islands at a press conference on Thursday in the capital Beijing.

CCTV’s Elaine Reyes interviews Zhou Jingxing, former political counselor at the Chinese Embassy in the United States, to find out China’s perspective on the U.S President’s comments on Diaoyu Islands.

Impact of Obama's Statement on U.S.-China Relations

Impact of Obama's Statement on U.S.-China Relations

CCTV's Elaine Reyes interviews Zhou Jingxing, former political counselor at the Chinese Embassy in the United States, to find out China's perspective on the U.S President's comments on Diaoyu Islands.

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    It’s anticipated that Obama would side with Japan. On the subject, China rightfully ignores Obama who has no standing to comment.