外文标题：China calls Japan-US island drill 'provocative'
BEIJING: China said on Wednesday that "provocative actions" would not sway it from defending its territory, after Japan confirmed it would conduct military drills with the United States amid tension between Beijing and Tokyo over disputed islands.
Japan said on Tuesday that the joint drill, scheduled for June off California, involved the recapture of an isolated island but was not aimed at scenarios involving a specific country, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported.
China's foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said "foreign pressure" could not sway China from protecting its territorial sovereignty in the East China Sea.
"For any related provocative actions, the Chinese government will maintain a resolute response," Hua told reporters at a regular news briefing when asked about the drills.
"We have always upheld the same stance on issues related to the Diaoyu Islands: to appropriately solve, manage and control the relevant issues through bilateral dialogue and negotiations."
Beijing and Tokyo have both protested over an incident on Tuesday in which Chinese patrol vessels played cat-and-mouse with a flotilla of Japanese nationalists near the uninhabited islands, known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China.
The Japanese government bought the islands near rich fishing grounds and potentially lucrative maritime gas fields from a private Japanese owner last year, sparking sometimes-violent anti-Japanese protests across China.
The issue has brought Chinese-Japanese relations to their lowest point since normalisation of relations more than 40 years ago.
China also chastized Japan for Tuesday's visits by at least 168 lawmakers to Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine, which honours 14 leaders convicted as war criminals by an Allied tribunal along with Japan's war dead.
The pilgrimage came after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an offering and Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and two other ministers visited Yasukuni over the weekend.
Homage paid by leading Japanese politicians at the Tokyo shrine typically angers Japan's neighbours, who contend that it glorifies wartime aggression.
US chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Gen Martin Dempsey told reporters in Beijing on Wednesday on the last day of his trip to China that he had reminded Chinese officials of US obligations to Japan.
"Our position is that we don't take a position on territorial issues. In the case of Japan in particular, however, I was careful to remind them that we do have certain treaty obligations with Japan that we would honour," he said.
The US-Japan security treaty commits the United States to intervene in defence of Japan if there is an attack on Japanese-administered territory.
Rajender (BAND WAGON)
If you have drills near the disputed islands why not Japan?
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Why can't you intrude them??? Because they will fcu@ you. Only India will come for talks. Even Srilankan navy is killing innocent fishermen who cross maritime border.
BC Menon (ALAPPUZHA)
LET CHINESE DRAGON GO TO HELL.
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China, If you call Drills as Provocative?? Then, how do call the Intrusion???
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Why cant India has same treaty with US????I think we would be more stronger with the help of US.
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Freedom Fighter (New Delhi) replies to nitish
Japs has US troops stationed on their soil, it is not an independent state. Your slave mindset upsets an old freedom fighter like me, shame on you, Indian's future relies on bunch of selfhaters. 60 years ago, we gave up everything to fight for the independence of this country but now look at our sons and grandsons, they are still enslaved by colonial mentality.//sigh
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nitish replies to Freedom Fighter
I will tell you ,we have else no option left.
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nitish replies to Freedom Fighter
Dude this blabbering will not work anymore.We dont want US troop on our soil but its now time we should strategically aligned towards US.Our leaders r corrupt.They will give up all our land to china and we would be enslaved by them.Better take help from superpower and fight against them.There is always give and take in the deal.I dont think US has any policy to expand its area like china.
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pi (us) replies to Freedom Fighter
You may be a freedom fighter. But today, without USA help, we cannot take up Chinese. All this talk is fine but the reality is different.
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Bhinrats replies to nitish
American won't play your body guard for free, you have to contribute, they have to collect. what do you have to offer? your 5 years old girls? funny you talk like that.
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China will not stop bullying some strong action needed to stop it.China understands only language that is western world and its allies should stop imports from china.
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I am sure we will have war with Japan.
manishbhardwaj2001 (USA) replies to adwe
The war China will lose. Salute to USA.
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FunnyIndians (China) replies to manishbhardwaj2001
China and US fought two wars after WWII, none lost. we tied in Korea and we won in Vietnam. so who knows, we also ass-whopped the world biggest democracy in 1962 and talking about provocative, we can ask all south asian countries, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldive, Nepal.. and most important Sikkim, who bullied them.
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Amused (MP) replies to FunnyIndians
Won? Vietnam is still picking mines and bombs out of their rice paddies. they rely on US veteran charities to buy artificial limbs. US lost 58,000 soldiers, no civilians. Vietnam claims 2 million dead in all categories. All the 3 lakh Chinese ethinics in Vietnam were kicked out before 1975, mostly to US and Singapore or Hong Kong. Now Vietnam invites US Navy to visit Danang as Russia abandoned them, and they hate China (and beat them back in 1979). Vietnam begs for US investment and makes shoes for Nike and children's clothes for WalMart.
Then Korea? North Korea has to beg and whine for food, uses 30-40 year old tanks, rifles, guns, planes... all junk. Seoul is powerful, sells cars and TVs in China, has more modern tanks, planes, radar than both North Korea and China, many built indigenously. Seems to me your idea of winning and losing is skewed badly. My money is on Japan, India, South Korea, Philippines, Australia, US.... the liberal democracies. You can have Pakistan and North Korea. Laughable alliance. After the war we will shoot or hang Fatty Kim, all the Chinese Commies, and all the Muslim radicals and ISI sneaks. Then there will prosperous peace, as in Europe, the Americas. The people of North Korea, China and Pakistan deserve far better of their governments than they get now. Cheers.
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StupidChineseAndPakis (India) replies to FunnyIndians 3 days ago
Sikkim??haha its already a part of india so lets forget about sikkim bullying india,infact chinese r still sore with sikkim issue...and south asian countries are way closer to india than japan, vietnam, philippines, south korea, russia etc etc to China..i feel that chinese like u r now feeling the heat now..haha or maybe u r a paki who's again faking as chinese here..lol in both cases u r as stupid as we know u r
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Happy Man (UN) replies to adwe
Japan and US will welcome it. This is the time China should be taught a good lesson
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Jay K (Toronto, Ontario)
Just read earlier that China is involved in "provocative actions" - in Indian territory! Are they aware of their own actions?
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In case (though chances are very few) war breaks out india should provide miltary support or bases for japan.
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haula chua (Hyderabad)
Chinikis fly over INDIAN teritory, when INDIA protests, Chinkis say they are within their own borders and doing the routine stuff. However, Chiniks call the routine USA and Japanese drill provocative. Like I said, you cannot trust Chinese as they have a forked tongue exactly like a snake.
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America has forgotten the lessons of Pearl Harbour and World War Two. America is being very stupid to support Japan against China. Time will tell. Wake up Obama.
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It's a worry time for China. They are provoking everyone Japan, india, Vietnam, Philippines etc and having dispute over the borders. All this countries should unite and give a fitting reply to China from all the side and fronts. It seems China is not able to balance it new stature and wants to dominate and this will bring the dragon down.
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Indiansaresofunny (China) replies to Deepak
A chicken is scared by a panda so she runs to a fox and a wolf to seek protection, India's national IQ is revealed.
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RAKESH SHARDA (Panchkula) replies to Indiansaresofunny
China is proceeding towards its self destruction.The time has come to teach these opium eaters a lesson.
Blackie Pakis are so shameless (China) replies to Indiansaresofunny
Beggar Blackie Pakj posing as a fake Chinese scared of showing true humiliated Paki face.............its your own failed nation Packistan that is a chicken and has no IQ as can be seen from your worthless scared comments..........ha ha ha
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Why is India left out? India should also participate in this drill.
RAKESH SHARDA (Panchkula)
India should learn from countries like Japan ,and give a befitting reply to China.
Arvind chitale (Pune)
China has become bold and openly aggressively. The power equation is tilting in favour of China. Will India join Us?
When China does a provocative act on Indian border, its not provocative, but when harmless military drills are played far away from its border, its provocative. Come on, China, be a sport, what you do is what you get back Time to behave like a man and stand up for what wrongs you have done.
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