|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Remarks on Some Japanese Personnel's Illegal Landing on the Diaoyu Island|
On the night of September 21, a number of Japanese personnel landed on the Diaoyu Island under the pretext of preventing Taiwan activists from landing on the Island. This constitutes a gross violation of China's territorial sovereignty. The Chinese government has lodged solemn representations with and strong protests to the Japanese side. Japan must immediately stop all actions that undermine China's territorial sovereignty. China will continue to take measures to resolutely defend its territorial sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands.