China claimed islands at the core of a row with Japan as its "sacred territory" in talks between the two countries' foreign ministers, Chinese state media said yesterday.
China claimed islands at the core of a row with Japan as its \"sacred territory\" in talks between the two countries' foreign ministers, Chinese state media said yesterday.
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Neither side showed any sign of backing down in their long-festering feud.
Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba urged China to exercise restraint over the dispute, during what he called a tense hour-long meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported.
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