It’s time to get tough on the Diaoyutai chain: Ma – Mo Yan-chih

From Taipei Times:

On the 60th anniversary of Retrocession Day, the government should not forget about the Diaoyutais (釣魚台) and should continue the fight to regain their sovereignty, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said yesterday.

Making the remarks during the “Sixtieth Anniversary of Retrocession Day: Memorial of the Diaoyutais” ceremony, the Taipei mayor added that the islands belonged to Taiwan and should have been returned along with Taiwan when the Japanese renounced sovereignty over the island.

“The Diaoyutais were listed as part of China’s territory in written statements as early as the Ming Dynasty. How can these islands not be part of our territory? Japan failed to renounce control of them in 1945 and has since claimed sovereignty over the islands. This is called `stealing,'” Ma said.

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