According to Kyodo news, US “President elect” Biden claimed in a telephone conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Kan Yiwei on the 12th that Diaoyu Islands (known as “Senkaku Islands” in Japan) were the applicable objects of Article 5 of the Japan US security treaty.
With regard to the comments on the application of the so-called US Japan security treaty to Diaoyu Islands, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry has repeatedly stated that China is seriously concerned about and firmly opposed to the remarks made by Japan and the United States. Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands are China’s inherent territory. No matter what China’s determination to safeguard Diaoyu Island’s sovereignty and territorial integrity can not be changed. We are firmly opposed to Japan’s urging the United States to endorse its illegal territory in the name of the so-called US Japan Security Treaty. Japan and the United States should be cautious in their words and deeds and stop making mistakes, so as not to complicate the relevant issues and bring about negative effects on regional peace and stability.