|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Jiang Yu's Remarks on Japan Detaining Captain of the Chinese Fishing Boat|
Q: It is reported that Japan decided to detain the captain of the Chinese fishing boat for 10 days starting from September 10 and may prolong the detention. How do you comment?
A: China expresses strong dissatisfaction with and grave protest against Japan's obstinate decision to put the Chinese captain under the so-called judicial procedures, ignoring China's repeated solemn representations and firm opposition.
The Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands have been China's inherent territory since ancient times. Japan's above acts violate the international law and basic international common sense, and are absurd, illegal and invalid.
Japan will reap as it has sown, if it continues to act recklessly.
Q: Will Japan's detention of the Chinese fishing boat affect the two countries in their implementation of the principled consensus on the East China Sea Issue?
A: China has decided to postpone the second round of government-to-government negotiations over the principled consensus on the East China Sea Issue scheduled for mid September.