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China urges caution from US on dispute with Japan

Updated: Apr 9,2015 6:13 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING- China’s Foreign Ministry on April 9 urged the United States to act and speak cautiously after the US defense chief repeated Washington’s opposition to any “coercive unilateral” actions by China over a group of islets disputed with Japan.

Visiting Tokyo, US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter expressed opposition to any moves by China to undermine Japan’s administrative control of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, known as the Diaoyu in China.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said that no matter what anyone said or did, it would not change the facts of China’s sovereignty or its determination to defend its territory.

“We urge the US sides to speak and act with caution, to strictly abide by their promises not to take a position on the relevant territorial ownership issue, and do more to benefit regional peace and stability and not the opposite,” she said.