Chinese entrepreneur and philanthropist Chen Guangbiao, known for his flamboyance and high-profile charity activities, has published a half-page advertisement in the New York Times, declaring Diaoyu Island as Chinese.
The advertisement written in both Chinese and English, reads:
How would Americans feel, and what would America do, if Japan announced that Hawaii was its territory?
A call for peace to prevent Japan’s claim on China’s Diaoyu Islands
Chen Guangbiao, citizen of China and ambassador of peace, solemnly declares to the U.S. government and the American people:
- The Diaoyu Islands have been part of China since antiquity.
- Japan’s right wing is now violating China’s territorial sovereignty and threatening the stability and security of the Asia Pacific region.
- The Diaoyu Islands dispute and Japan’s so-called move to nationalize the islands, were incited by Japan’s right wing and should be steadfastly protested.
- I call on the U.S government and people everywhere to condemn Japan’s provocative behavior.