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China rejects Japan invite for talks at UN: report

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By Kristene Quan

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Senior diplomats from China and Japan failed to set up a meeting Tuesday to ease tensions for claims over islets in the East China Sea, with Beijing rejecting Tokyo's invitation for talks at this week's United Nations General Assembly, the South China Morning Post reported Wednesday. The Japanese government suggested talks in Beijing between Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Chikao Kawai and his Chinese counterpart, Zhang Zhijun, to ease tensions between Asia's two biggest economies over disputed islands known as Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan. "The Chinese side will absolutely not tolerate any unilateral action taken by the Japanese side that infringes on China's territorial sovereignty," the SCMP reported, quoting other sources. Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said the country would "continue to guard the area around the Senkakus intensely and remain in contact with the relevant agencies," the report added. "Fundamentally, the two nations share no consensus over the issue," Professor Liang Yunxiang, a specialist in international relations at Peking University in Beijing, reportedly told the SCMP.

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