Former Taiwan President Says Diaoyu Islands Belong to Japan

Former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui.

Former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui.

Currently the hottest and most discussed news article on popular Chinese internet portal NetEase with ~15k comments and ~200k votes in less than 24 hours…

From NetEase:

Lee Teng-hui Reaffirms: Diaoyu Islands are Japanese Territory

Tokyo Governor Ishihara Shintaro recently suggested paying money to buy the Diaoyu Islands [aka Senkaku Islands]. [Former Taiwanese President] Lee Teng-hui said Ishihara did not make clear who the islands would be purchased from and is a bad politician. Lee Teng-hui has many times stated that the Diaoyu Islands are Japanese property and that Japan should not yield [on the matter]. Lee Teng-hui expressed that the ancient documents that the mainland cites to advocate its sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands is not sufficient basis in international law.

Comments from NetEase:

zhjingqiao2003 [网易山东省济南市网友]:

Lee Teng-hui, was your father illiterate and didn’t educate you properly? Or perhaps, you’re the offspring of your father and his Japanese xiao san? Or were you raised by beasts? You truly TM deserve to die! Exterminate your entire family, and feed the bodies to the dogs!


The Japanese spawn left behind from the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression period [WW2].

奥卖糕的 [网易江苏省网友]:

Old bastard…

zhjingqiao2003 [网易山东省济南市网友]:

Lee Teng-hui, I fuck your ancestors.

特务旅长 [网易江西省南昌市网友]:

I deep detest blind Chiang Ching-kuo for putting this old traitor into power.

kiss617love [网易广东省佛山市手机网友]:

A bastard left behind by Japanese colonialism of Taiwan.

yi表淫才 [网易江西省南昌市网友]:

Actually this old man looks quite affable~

kooper234 [网易北京市手机网友]: (responding to above)

Affable!? Was your mother fucked by him?

huangchunlous [网易中国网友]:

Fucking bastard!!


A bunch of stupid pigs, what do the Diaoyu Islands have to do with you? Aren’t Hong Kong and Macau China’s now? But what does it have to do with you? Every year Macau gives money, and you? If the Diaoyu Islands were to return, would you and your entire family move there? Keep dreaming! Why not go curse the Russians? The Kuril Islands are so large, Taiwan is just 1/3 of their size, were they not China’s before? A bunch of fools. What more, Japan may even be the descendents of Chinese people, the language is almost the same. Whoever it is given to is the same. Of course, if everyone can split it, then go ahead. Stupid cunts, going crazy over what politicians do.

aptx2161608 [网易中国手机网友]: (responding to above)

If you don’t know history, then don’t talk, you garbage. You’re just begging people to laugh at you.

网易山西省手机网友: (responding to above)

Fuck you Fuzhou City netizen [网易福建省福州市手机网友]. I’ll keep it short, you’re just fucking human scum. Your family’s women better be careful of being raped, and the men better be careful of being run over, motherfucker.

ig0226 [网易广东省深圳市网友]: (responding to above)

Although I hate the current government, and hate it to my bones, but for the territorial integrity of a nation, I must say that the Diaoyu Islands belong to us.

宁二牛 [网易中国网友]: (responding to above)

Ding [网易福建省福州市手机网友], how come you all don’t TM say Europe is China’s territory? Back then when Grandpa Cheng [Genghis Khan] also reached Europe. [The three people above me] are all stupid cunts. According to international law, [the Diaoyu Islands] are simply Japan’s. Plus, the Spratly and Paracel Islands also fucking all belong to others according to international law. You’ve taken the borders and almost drawn them onto other people’s coastlines, you bunch of brainless garbage.

网易北京市网友 [关闯生]: (responding to above)

The Diaoyu Islands were always Japan’s…
What’s there to dispute, seriously.

狰狞0 [网易上海市徐汇区网友]: (responding to above)

Hahaha, [网易福建省福州市手机网友], you’ve recklessly stepped on certain people’s G-spot.

Everyone flee, be careful of getting bit.

火星网友 [网易浙江省杭州市手机网友]: (responding to above)

People’s Daily says the Diaoyu Islands are a part of Okinawa.

网易山东省手机网友: (responding to above)

[宁二牛], you motherfucker, may you be run over when going out.

宁二牛 [网易中国网友]: (responding to above)

I’m too lazy to argue with you bunch of brainless dogs who only know how to shout. In the grand scheme of things, the whole world is one country/nation. In the small scheme of things, its just a dispute between you and your neighbor. You draw your territory up to someone else’s front door, is that reasonable? Let’s put aside the Diaoyu Island for a moment and just talk about the Spratley Islands and Paracel Islands. Go take a look at where that bullshit map boundary has been drawn to? Use that bean sprout sized brain of yours and think for a moment, and stop prattling on dragging in views of honor and disgrace and shame. The world is a global village now, and you still have such darkness in your hearts. You live in a country where you’ve already lost the right to be a person and you still go on and on about views of honor and disgrace and shame. If you have nothing better to do go drink milk powder, eat sausages, and then see if your house has been knocked down and if your father is buried underneath.

wwwE7BBBFE6B0B4 [网易四川省成都市网友]: (responding to above)

I don’t see where you brain is! You think a country’s size can be as large as you want it to be? Why is it that there are so many countries in the world? What is it that all these countries are of different sizes? These are things determined by thousands of years, there are origins and reasons [behind them]. Have you seen how large America’s national territory and territorial waters are? Can you explain it with your theory? You don’t even have the most basic view of honor and disgrace and concepts of nation and nationality, and yet you talk about the rights of people!!? All day yelling about milk powder, sausages, homes, have these become your reason for selling out your country> Those who truly have ideals try to improve their nationality, nation, and country, to benefit the people and don’t blame others and become extremists!

网易广东省深圳市网友: (responding to above)

The person above has a very professional 0.5 yuan tone of voice, has lots of brains. For example, when it comes to what history has formed/shaped, you’re only looking at your own history, but have you looked at other people’s history? Does our history sometimes mislead people? Those of us wihtout brains will actually think about it, and won’t just blindly believe what others say. As for so quickly accusing others of selling out their country, people are just speaking out their different opinions, it’s not like we’re important figures and we haven’t caused any real loss to the country, so why talk about betraying the country? There are many who have truly betrayed the country, while us small [unimportant] people simply don’t have the qualifications to betray our country. Since you’re so smart, you should go condemn those people, right? The reason why China can’t become rich and powerful is because of most people’s ignorance.

网易中国网友: (responding to above)

Ding [网易福建省福州市手机网友], if we talk about history, then Europe is also ours and I’ll go live in Europe.

天隆打火机 [网易广东省深圳市网友]: (responding to above)

When you’re strong enough, Europe will cling to your son’s thigh. This isn’t a dream, but something that will happen in 30 years.

jybihk [网易海南省三亚市网友]: (responding to above)


wuyuexncd [网易四川省网友]: (responding to above)

The Diaoyu Islands are China’s, don’t you know about natural resources?

扬基蜡烛 [网易美国网友]: (responding to above)

Even if the Diaoyu Islands are taken back, if you’re not the children of government officials or the children of the rich, do those natural resources have 1 mao‘s [10 cents] worth of money to do with you?

gayzzs007 [网易河南省郑州市网友]: (responding to above)

Would giving it to Japan mean you’d get 1 fen‘s [1 cent] worth of money?

沈公子吃鱿鱼丝 [网易上海市长宁区网友]: (responding to above)

The Diaoyu Islands are Japan’s. If you say they’re China’s, then please go plant a flag.

网易广东省网友: (responding to above)

You too are Japan’s. Since you’re not Chinese then please get lost back to Japan!

18736259953 [网易河南省洛阳市网友]: (responding to above)

The foreign running dogs and patriots above can stop arguing because actually the entire planet could be China’s, as long as China is strong and powerful enough.


Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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