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Beijing lashes out against Japan: 'Stop slandering China'

Spokesperson Hua responds after Tokyo slams aggressive maritime actions

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying called on the Japanese media to refrain from inciting confrontation and creating tensions between regional countries.   © Kyodo

BEIJING -- China's Foreign Ministry accused Japan of "sowing discord" on Thursday, hitting back forcefully in response to Tokyo speaking out against Beijing's expansionist maritime activities.

"We are gravely concerned about Japan's recent negative actions concerning China," Hua Chunying, ministry spokesperson, said during her regular news conference.

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