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  • Foreign ministry protests Japan's territorial claim to Diaoyutais

    Taipei, April 8 (CNA) Taiwan's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday protested against Japan's territorial claim to the Diaoyutai Islands, saying it is not based on fact.

    The ministry said the Diaoyutai Islands are part of the territory of the Republic of China and do not belong to Japan as claimed in that country's 2015 Diplomatic Blue Paper, which was published Tuesday.

    The Republic of China will firmly defend its claim to the Diaoyutais -- known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan -- and any foreign attempts to change the facts of the territorial rights will be declared null and void, the ministry said.

    (By Tang Pei-chun and Maubo Chang)
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