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China will never compromise on history, territory: FM

2014-03-08 11:45 Xinhua Web Editor: Wang Fan

China will not give any ground on issues of history and territory, said Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday when responding to a question about China-Japan relations.

"On the two issues of principle, history and territory, there is no room for compromise," Wang told a press conference on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature.

He said that if some people in Japan insist on overturning the history of its past aggression, the international community and all peace-loving people in the world will not tolerate or condone that.

"2014 is not 1914, still less 1894," said Wang, responding to the parallel some have drawn between the current China-Japan relations and the Germany-Britain relations before the First World War.

"I want to emphasize that instead of using Germany before the First World War as an object lesson, why not use Germany after the Second World War as a role model?" he added.

In 1894, Japan waged the First Sino-Japanese War where China was defeated.

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