- Title: USA: Chinese-American protesters denounce Japan's control of Diaoyu Islands.
- Date: 18th September 2012
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 18, 2012) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MEN HOLDING PROTEST SIGNS SIGNS READING "JAPAN GETS OUT OF DIAOYU ISLANDS!" AND "BE AWARE OF JAPANESE MILITARISM!" PROTESTERS STANDING (SOUNDBITE) (English) GEORGE HUA, PROTESTER, SAYING: "We strongly denounce the Japanese government for ignoring the Chinese sovereignty of Diaoyu Islands and the resolve of the Chinese people to defend the Diaoyu Islands, for dispatching vessels to harass the Chinese fishermen around the Diaoyu Islands, for providing erroneous information to mislead the Japanese people and the international community and for encouraging the Japanese people to be hostile to China and the Chinese people. Your government must stop such irresponsible practices immediately. Second, defeated in World War Two, the aggressor Japan was subject to the Cairo Declaration and the Potsdam Declaration of the victor countries, limiting the Japanese sovereignty to Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku. Japan must also return all other stolen lands to their original owners. The Diaoyu Islands together with Manchuria, Formosa and the Pescadores were returned to China. In 1972, the United States privately turned over the administration of the Diaoyu Islands to Japan without the required approval of the United Nations. Such action was not only insulting to the Chinese people, it was also illegal, not valid and did not change the fact that Diaoyu Islands belong to China historically. We are strongly opposed to the Chinese (Japanese) militarism. Japan must withdraw from Diaoyu Islands immediately. We respectfully ask you to please forward this letter to your government." PROTESTERS STANDING WITH LETTERS MEN DELIVERING LETTERS TO BUILDING SECURITY EXTERIOR OF BUILDING
- Embargoed: 3rd October 2012 13:00
- Location: Usa
- Country: USA
- Topics: International Relations,Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA37FRC3W34QAZRKEU6X6AX0K94
- Story Text: A small group of protesters gathered outside the Manhattan office building where the Consulate-General of Japan is located on Tuesday (September 18).
Holding signs reading "Remember Nanjing Massacre!", "Remember Pearl Harbor" and "Be Aware of Japanese Militarism!", the group condemned Japan for "ignoring the Chinese sovereignty of Diaoyu Islands" and for "encouraging the Japanese people to be hostile to China and the Chinese people".
The protesters later entered the building's lobby in an effort to deliver a letter of protest to the Consulate-General, but was seen leaving the lobby a few minutes later.
The dispute over the uninhabited group of islands in the East China Sea - known as the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China - also led to another day of protests inside China.
The anti-Japan protests came on the sensitive anniversary of the day Japan began its occupation of parts of mainland China in 1931.
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