China ‘strongly dissatisfied’ with US remarks on disputed islands

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BEIJING — China said it was “strongly dissatisfied” Sunday after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a veiled warning to Beijing not to challenge Tokyo’s control of disputed islands at the centre of a bitter territorial row.

China is “strongly dissatisfied with and resolutely opposes” the remarks, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said in a statement on the ministry’s website.

“We urge the US side to treat the issue of the Diaoyu islands with a responsible attitude,” Qin said, referring to the territory by its Chinese name. Japan calls the islands the Senkakus.

Qin’s response came after Clinton said Friday: “We oppose any unilateral actions that would seek to undermine Japanese administration” of the islands.

She was speaking at a press conference with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Washington.

Clinton did not mention Beijing directly, but said she wanted China and Japan to settle the issue peacefully.

“We do not want to see any action taken by anyone that could raise tensions or result in miscalculation that would undermine the peace, security and economic growth in this region,” she said.

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  • tagatabas

    Let them loose,see who is better than who. Unless they engage this thing has no ending.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AUNBI66J3EGEPMV5LFCN53OUGI JEO

    Buti nga sa inyo! Pathetic Kasi! They should respect our territory too! I just don’t know how our tanga government will defend ours.

  • $18209031

    Clinton is just Clinton, shes good at threatening the peace in the region.  Its quite obvious they are protecting the criminal japos to steal Diaoyu from China . 

    • rjimenez1226

      You are  clearly a criminal Chinese posing as a Filipino

      • Bayawak

        He is staff of Chinese Embassy.He’s opinion are very similar with Embassy spokesman and China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

      ugok ang pinas nga inaangkin  japan pa,china is treatening the region not clinton kuha mo bro,baka tsekwa ka

    • freedom of navigation

      threatening the peace? sino ba ang nagpapalipad ng jet sa hindi naman nila air space? wala rin ang sengkaku islands, scarborough shoal at paracel sa map of the ming dynasty.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

      gamay imong oten pisot pa jud,bahog tiktik..

  • LeoSanMig

    We are strongly dissatisfied with and resolutely opposes China’s bullying of its neighbors in the Pacific and West Philippine Sea.
    We urge the Chinese government to treat this issue with a responsible attitude.
    -end of quote.

  • calipso_2100

    “responsible attitude”????
    China does not even know the meanings of “responsible” and “attitude”.

    Responsible attitude my a$$

  • rjimenez1226

    The next story should be headlined. The world completely disatisfied with Chinese arrogance

  • joshmale2004

    Don’t cry china. You started threatening your neighbors anyway. For sure, USA will not let you touch Japan.

  • Gerardo Mangubat

    When China threatens us, we bark. They laugh. Who’s barking now? Who’s laughing? Pathetic China!

  • tarikan

    When it comes to a fellow superpower, China (a pretender) laces her words with caution. But she quickly transforms into a bully when treating other small neighbors. The Philippines should make it her policy that bullies respect strength. What is true to a neighborhood tough guy respecting an armed neighbor ready to do battle is true to nations. MAD (mutually assured destruction) has kept world toughies at bay.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CYEDXPOCLZHYJEI2HFUVIYMUVU Emilio

    next time i want to heard in the news is War in China. jajajajaj

  • Bayawak

    Shut up China!You see, the world knows who is the trouble maker.You can bully small countries only like the PH and the world knows that.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    Hahaha!.. the bully is reacting..

  • louie

    It’s also disappointing that the US cant do the same statement for the Philippines. To add from that, they keep on undermining the authority of our officials. Remember the meat inspection incident and the recent tubbataha situation? Tsk. So much for the diplomacy and respect we give to them.

    • okabato

       The US cannot fight our war for us. Before any help will come, we have to fight the chinese first. The Philippines as a sovereign nation cannot be dictated by the US to fight China. Once we start the war with China that’s the time for the US to act because of the mutual defense treaty we have with them just like Japan.

      • louie

        well, i hope we dont reach the point where we have to declare a war.

  • Meow Ming

    Oh so, the bully knows how to whine too.

  • jahred

    If Lance Armstrong is Doping ‘ Japan Is Doping Too !

    To Level The Playing Field 0(‘-‘)0

  • okabato

    Now China finally met her match in Japan. All the chinese can do is complain, just like the Philippines. Now the shoes is in another’s foot realizing they cannot bully Japan. China needs to take a very deep breath before starting a war it cannot win.

  • ofwme2807

    “We oppose any unilateral actions that would seek to undermine Japanese administration” of the islands.” Said bluntly to China… This is what the whole world is telling China in its dispute with Japan on Senkaku Islands, never mind whatever China call these islands…Stubborn and bullying Chinese could only cry and complain now against the US…Simply put China behave… don’t disturb the peace in the Asia Pacific including Japan…US has so much interest to protect in these areas…

  • ofwme2807

    the sleeping giant, superpower NO, China rebuked by the US…Don’t bully Japan period…

  • ofwme2807

    China strongly dissatisfied with US remarks…simply rebuked and told to behave period…China is laughingstock of the world…good only in bullying small nations in WPS dispute…

  • http://www.facebook.com/edward.cadigal Edward Cadigal

    We common Filipinos urge the Chinese government to stop threatening to thy neighbours, Chinese people have no satisfactions to their big nation they want to corrupt all islands out of their territory. In this behavior,  don’t they the most corrupt country to the eyes of the world?    

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

    china must be friendly with its asian neighboor.sleeping giant but nearing to fall down.

  • graciano82

    US is simply stating a fact for your own convenience China. Read the whole gamut of the article and you’ll discern that this country through Clinton is advising you to solve the issue peaceably with Japan. Since you, china is the aggressor in this dispute as you’ve displayed earlier to send your three ship to patrol thereat. Even your war planes you flew it over their air space

    Don’t try to be a bully, China just because, you have a multitude of armies.While  your military strength is incomparable but Japan isn’t afraid of you neither us, Filipinos. As they say you only live once not unless, all Chinese are James Bond who live twice or the cat with nine lives.

    Don’t be onion-skinned China and bear in mind that the Filipinos as a nation neighbor had augmented your wealth a million fold as you dump your least durable products because of the payoffs you gave to our past presidents.

  • Reorita

    People of China please look at yourselves if your acts are right. You are intruding, occupying territories that are not yours since time immemorial. You are bullying small nations like RP. Stop your bullying now!

  • Albert Einstien

    pearl harbor 2 is what i’m afraid of… it may trigger anytime..japan should be allowed to ARM itself…to equivalent to 6.5% of its gdp like israel while saudi is already spending 10.5% of its gdp to defense…japan is spending $ 55 billion( only 1% gdp ) on its military but that is 1/3 of china only …china now is a world power…it may challenge US directly with $ 150 billion yearly declared military budget…that is FLEXING it’s wings..if china wll increase it’s military budget to 3% of its gdp…400 billion against US 700 billion …then WW3 s inevitable…but WHAT is left with earth if WW3 happens ..so THINK 1 million times before you  make a decision ..it’s all or nothing scenario….PEACE is always the best option…..lol

    my country’s incompetent leaders spend ONLY 1.4 billion on SALIVA defense… & WORST they call it already MODERNIZATION… so sad…

  • freedom of navigation

    Senkaku Islands, Scarborough Shoal and Spratley Islands are not in the map of the Ming Dynasty.

    I found the maps on this sites: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/co
    and
    http://artsmia.org/art-of-asia/histo

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    Sleeping giant having a sweet dream turned nighmare. Hope it won’t wake up forever.

  • dikoy321

    China INTRUDED into the Chinese hotel room of a German “Der Spiegel” journalist, tampered and erased all photo files in the journalist’s memory stick, after said German journalist began investigating about those 4 little kids who died SLEEPING inside a garbage bin!

    China will MANIPULATE the Truth just to get what it WANTS, no matter WHO is involved !

    Let us Filipinos all exercise VIGILANCE because China will IMPOSE its will and STEAL even islands that belong to the Philippines !!!

    Labanan ang garapal at magnanakaw na China !

    Forward Philippines !!!

  • rpcapinpin3

    How come US does not issue this kind of statement in WEST PHILIPPINE SEA? We’ll as we know it JAPAN is more important ally than PHILIPPINES.

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