China to Japan: Negotiate? Nah.
told reporters.“If Japan wants to arrange a meeting to resolve problems, they should stop with the empty talk and doing stuff for show,” Li continued. China also responded angrily to comments made by Senator John McCain last week in which he referred to the Senkaku Islands as “Japanese territory.”Meanwhile, Japan’s deputy prime minister said in a speech that Japan intends to use force to defend islands in the East China Sea that are claimed by both countries: “We must clearly convey our intention to protect the Senkaku with the Maritime Self-Defense Forces. In that sense, we cannot avoid increasing defense spending.”