Q: The Japanese government announced on August 1 that Japan will name 158 uninhabited islets, including 5 islands that are among the affiliated islands of China's Diaoyu Island. What is China's comment?
A: The Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands are China's inherent territory, and China has named them all. China is firmly opposed to any act by the Japanese side that undermines China's territorial sovereignty. Whatever unilateral measure Japan takes for this end is illegal and invalid, and will not change the fact that the Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands belong to China.