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US newspaper ad asserts China's claim to disputed islands
by Staff Writers
New York (AFP) Sept 28, 2012

The tussle between China and Japan over ownership of islands in the East China Sea spilled over into America's newspapers on Friday, as the China Daily newspaper took out a double-page ad about the dispute.

A centerfold display in the New York Times -- among the most expensive real estate in all of journalism -- was devoted to the standoff, which has heightened bilateral tensions and reopened old wounds over World War II.

"Diaoyu Islands.. have been an inherent territory of China since ancient times, and China has indisputable sovereignty over the islands," read the text of the newspaper advertisement purchased by the China Daily newspaper.

The ad pressed Beijing's position that Japan had "grabbed" the islands and that they are the rightful property of China.

"China has opposed the backroom deals between the Unites States" over the islands, read the text of the oversized advertisement, which also appeared in Friday's Washington Post.

China for decades has demanded the return of the uninhabited islands -- known as the Diaoyu in Chinese and the Senkaku in Japanese. Taiwan also claims the islands.

Beijing claims that Japan tricked China into signing a treaty ceding the islands in 1895.

Tokyo says its government began surveying the islands in 1885 and found them unoccupied with "no trace of having been under the control of China."

Ten years later, on January 14, 1895, its cabinet decided to erect a marker to formally incorporate the Senkaku Islands into Japanese territory, the foreign ministry says.

Tokyo maintains that China and Taiwan only began claiming the islands after 1970, once it became known that there are possibly energy reserves in the seabed nearby.


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