China Tells Japan to Give up on East China Sea Islands

Well, that's hardly what you'd call "negotiations"


China told Japan on Tuesday it "must abandon any illusion" it has over a territorial dispute as the two sides held high-level talks over rival claims to East China Sea islands.

Vice foreign minister Zhang Zhijun said China "will absolutely not tolerate any unilateral action taken by the Japanese side that infringes on China's territorial sovereignty", according to a ministry statement.