Front Page Fury Over Diaoyu Purchase

China has balked at Japan’s plan to purchase three of the Diaoyu Islands. Beijing’s fury dominates many of today’s front pages, some quoting stern rebukes from Hu Jintao and Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi:

Headlines from four papers, clockwise from upper right:

Liaoshen Evening Post: In Gamble, Japan Will Lose;
China Declares Baseline of Diaoyu and Subsidiary Islands;
Wen Jiabao: We “Will Never Yield an Inch”;
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “Chinese Government Will Not Sit Idly by Watching Territorial Sovereignty Infringed Upon”

Modern Express: The Diaoyu Have Always Been China’s!

Henan Business Daily: Give Us Back Our Land!

New Express: Japan Illegally Buys Diaoyu;
China Says No;
China Declares Baseline of Diaoyu and Subsidiary Islands

 

 

 

 

Official statements from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are above the fold in the People’s Daily. The blue headline in the lower left reads, “Ignoring Historical Fact Effects the Present.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference News: China Will Not Yield to Japan’s “Island Purchase”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qilu Evening News:
On “Buying Islands,” China Tells Japan: Do It Your Way, There Will Be Consequences;
China Declares Baseline of Diaoyu and Subsidiary Islands;
Wen Jiabao: We “Will Never Yield an Inch”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oriental Morning Post:
Japan to Sign Contract “Nationalizing” Diaoyu As Early As Today;
China and Japan Face Grimmest Conflict of the New Century;
China Will Absolutely Not Yield on Issue,
Moves Forward with Legal Counterattack,
Declares Baseline of Diaoyu and Subsidiary Islands;
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “Chinese Government Will Not Sit Idly by Watching Territorial Sovereignty Infringed Upon”
Yang Jiechi Summons Japanese Ambassador;
Japan Will Be Responsible for All Repercussions;
China Will Launch Monitor of Diaoyu and Subsidiary Islands

 

 

 

Xianyang Today:
In Illegal Island Purchase, You’re to Blame for Consequences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Shenyang paper’s front page features the Foreign Ministry statement surrounded by 56 blood red fingerprints. The larger text towards the bottom reads, “The days when the Chinese people let themselves be bullied are gone forever.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Via AmazeNews.