China: US Denies Plans For Military Drills With Japan Over Disputed Islands

Reports of drill relating to Diaoyu islands apparently inaccurate


BEIJING, Nov. 1 (Xinhua)—The United States has clarified reports about a U.S.-Japan joint military plan relating to disputed islands in the East China Sea, said a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman on Friday.

Hua Chunying told a regular press briefing, "China has noticed relevant reports, and the U.S. side has given clarification to the Chinese side and said the Japanese reports were not in line with the fact."

Nikkei News reported on Oct. 25 that Japan and the United States had drawn up a plan to jointly "recapture" the Diaoyu Islands if they were taken away.