Koreans Welcome Xi Jinping, Say Diaoyu Islands Belong to China

Koreans welcome an official visit by PRC President Xi Jinping with Chinese and Korean flags as well as banners promoting the Diaoyu Islands (aka Senkaku Islands) are Chinese territory instead of Japan's.

Currently the #3 most popular microblog post on Chinese social network Sina Weibo…

From Sina Weibo:

@丽媛粉丝团: This is how Korean people welcomed [Xi Jinping]! Praise/upvote! [Image above]

Koreans welcome an official visit by PRC President Xi Jinping with Chinese and Korean flags as well as banners promoting the Diaoyu Islands (aka Senkaku Islands) are Chinese territory instead of Japan's.
Lower-right banner: “The Diaoyu [aka Senkaku] Islands are China’s territory!”

Comments from Sina Weibo:


The Diaoyu Islands are China’s, Qu Yuan is China’s [Chinese], the Duanwu Festival [Dragon Boat Festival] is China’s [Chinese in origins], and Changbai/Baekdu mountain is China’s.


When it comes to attitudes against Japan, China and Korea are largely unanimous; when it comes to problems against China, Japan and Korea are unprecedentedly unanimous; when it comes to problems against Korea, China and Japan are largely unanimous; China, Japan, and Korea truly are a lame, tangled love triangle drama…


We’ve given you Tang Wei, is this not enough???!!! [拜拜][拜拜][拜拜][拜拜]


The Changbai Mountain belongs to China!!!


[泪] The Duanwu Festival is our’s, the pipa is our’s, Qu Yuan is also ours…


Given this, Tang Wei can go ahead and get married.


Next time [when Xi Jinping] goes to Japan, Japan will welcome like this: Changbai Mountain is China’s.


When [Xi Jinping] goes to Japan, it’ll be written that Changbai Mountain is China’s. [思考]


Changbai Mountain is also China’s, as well as the Duanwu Festival, oh, and Tang Wei too.


Looking at the comments, they really are ridiculous. Korea didn’t say Changbai Mountain isn’t China’s and is Korea’s. It is just because the other side of Changbai Mountain is called Baekdu/Paektu Mountain in Korea, so it is part of both countries and Koreans are used to calling it Baekdu/Paektu Mountain. Also with regards to the Duanwu Festival, can you please do your homework first before speaking?


When we go to Japan, the Japanese will also say that Changbai Mountain is China’s.


Before visiting, [China] already sent a generous gift in the form of Tang Wei. Could they therefore not be welcoming?


The Duanwu Festival is China’s, Confucius is China’s [Chinese], Changbai Mountain is China’s.


Changbai Mountain is China’s! Qu Yuan is China’s [Chinese]! Confucius is China’s [Chinese]! Duanwu Festival is China’s!


Simply [可爱][可爱][可爱][可爱] I think Korea and Japan both use “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” method in their relations with China…

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  • vonskippy

    How generous for the Korean’s to gleefully give away something that DOESN’T BELONG TO THEM.

    • Brian227

      Why not? The US did. else the whole problem wouldn’t exist.

      • Don’t Believe the Hype

        And if all three would just admit it is all about oil resources, then we would really eliminate the problem

    • chucky3176

      Not many Koreans care about what China deserves to get. Just because couple of odd people, probably ethnic Chinese, holding up some signs supporting China doesn’t mean a hill of beans.

      • Arendelle

        I’m afraid your guess isn’t right. The phrase hidden behind the guy in the phot omay probably say “탈북난민 북송 반대” or “Oppose sending North Korean defectors back across the border.” The topic is not a minor social issue in Korea but few Chinese talk about this matter (probably because it’s what their government does?).
        Not many koreans care about Chinese politics or diplomacies in reality but it’s different story in online, especially when the head of the state is staying in our land. I have seen comments saying that we should agree China’s claim on Diaoyudiao as well as they should support Korea’s claim on Dokdo.

        • fabulous

          I’m afraid your theory is not conclusive. Having a conscience in relation to the plight of North Korean refugees doesn’t preclude you from being Chinese.
          That’s racist Arendelle.

          • Arendelle

            I’m sorry if I sounded like that, but I truly detest unfounded hatred toward China or Chinese people (sometimes I feel disgusting when I see some of the comments here, and feel more disgusting when I see the number of upvotes). My point is Chinese people do well know about deprivation of human rights in North Korea, but they are not much active to protest about the matter, which had nothing to do with their conscience.

            Also, it is true that Chinese government is involved in sending refugees back to North Korea, so protesting about the issue can be interpreted as opposing their government, which can put them in trouble.

          • fabulous

            It’s interesting to me that you took my “racist” comment seriously. Out of respect, I’ll keep going with serious.
            If your next-door neighbour is raping his kids, and you can hear that over the fence. And every time one of the kids tries to jump over the fence, your dad throws them back over because they used to be on the same football team. At some point, you must take some action. It may well be that these elders have a marketing degree amongst them and they are combining a popular message with an important one.

      • Feiniaozy

        “He puts shame on Japan, he must be a fucking Zainichi!”
        “All crimes are committed by chosenjin!”
        Sound familiar? LOL
        Btw I’ve never heard of any ethnic Chinese or joseonjok care about NK refugees. What’s their interest? This is just another bunch of typical korean human rights radicals. And their emotional disorder suits korean hwabyeong personality very well.

        • fabulous

          If you are claiming that paying $7 every time you visit the doctor is an abuse of human rights, you may be a human rights radical.
          If you are claiming that China shouldn’t hand industrious escapees back to their torturers, you may have a point.

  • Yes!

    The guy in the picture is a Chinese.

    • Brett

      All chaoxianzhu

    • David

      How do you know that? Is he famous?

    • wrle

      Baekdu mountatin (known as changbai in chinese) was entirely within korean borders until the occupation of japan. During the occupation, the territorial border was changed to give more land to china which resulted in a split of the mountain. Today majority of the mountain roughly 54% is within north korean territory. So koreans traditionally regard the entire mountain as theirs. Its kind of ironic this is basically the same issue china has with japan when in comes to the senkaku/diaoyu islands.

      • Arendelle

        Not quite true. Goguryeo ruled Baekdu Mountain, which is part of Korean history and so did Balhae, which had suceed Goguryeo. However, Baekdu mountain no longer belonged to Korea after Balhae fell. This is kind of weird fact; Kim Il Sung actually regained the mountain through a treaty with Zhou Enlai in 1962, over a millenium afterward. The treaty made the border run across the lake located in the summit, named as Cheonji/天池 and recognized 54.5% of the area belongs to North Korea and the rest 45.5% belongs to China. By the treaty, Korea gained 280㎢ of land compared to Gando Convention in 1909. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gando_Convention

  • masonman


    My god. No country “owns” any of this stuff. Especially land. Government borders are just where armies couldn’t continue fighting.

    • chucky3176

      Especially when most of the stuff they mentioned were fabrications. Confucius? China can keep it. As for Tang Wei, she bought property in Korea and will marry a ten years older Korean man. Inside rumors say she will give up her PRC citizenship and take on the South Korean citizenship.

      • Guest

        who is tang wei?

        • bang2tang

          check out her stuff in “Lust & Caution” ㅋㅋㅋ

      • dpark

        The “Korean culture theif” thing is quite rampant on the Japanese net, I’ve noticed. I wonder if they started these fabrications?

        • Eidolon

          No, Korean nationalists did. For example, @ Koreansentry.

    • The Senkaku Islands are a significant military vantage point for either countries. Control the islands, and you could gain some leverage in a Japan vs China war. Also, Senkaku Islands has buried oil which is why China wants it badly. Finally, the islands will affect national borders. The bigger the border, the bigger you could fend of illegal ships entering your water space.

      • masonman

        Thats my point though, I understand why the government wants it, government officials and politicians are always hungry for more control, more land, more taxes, etc.

        But there is no point as a citizen of China who was nothing to do with the government to tell everybody what “belongs to China.” It’s just cartoonishly nationalistic.

  • bang2tang

    Do Min Joon is chinese

  • narsfweasels

    Goodness, stupidity IS contagious. How worrying.

  • Mighty曹

    Classic example of “The enemy of my enemy is my friend”.

    • nqk123

      chance of that friend backstabbing you is very likely

      • Mighty曹

        Historically proven.

    • mr.wiener

      A quote from an arabic prince who was later betrayed and killed by his own courtiers.

      • Mighty曹

        Deservingly so.

  • fabulous

    12 Chinese in a parking lot, does not a consensus make.

    • redgirls

      I know it’s like line dancing at a rave..

  • Germandude

    Always interesting to see people here shouting about Islands that belong to them, when even the ground their houses are built on isn’t theirs.

    *chips and beer are ready for the following conversation and exchange of “evidence” for what belongs to whom and why

    • RIckyBeijing

      Never thought of it that way… It is interesting how defensive the Chinese are about the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands, especially considering none of them have ever or will ever step foot on them.

      Successful propaganda, the CCP would make Goebbels proud.

  • David

    So this whole problem is America’s fault? No the two nations acting like little children throwing tantrums? Typical.

    • ex-expat

      I would say more like one country acting like a little child.

  • NeverMind

    Why do people have to fight and kill for land? Would be better if we created less people instead.

    • Tova Rischi

      The old idea was that the killing was nature’s way of creating less people.

  • kindbails

    Just waiting for them to drop this,,, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-Zuu-rsodA

    • mr.wiener

      Smile hon, you’re [in]famous.

    • MeCampbell30

      Australians, they all look the same to me.

  • wrle

    By the looks of these comments chinese people are really not happy with anything are they?

  • Cameron

    If adults want to act stupid that their prerogative. What worries me is how may kids here, many like only seven or eight years old will suddenly come out apropos of nothing with “I hate Japanese” or “Diaoyu belongs to China!”, which they get from their parents.

    Many of the older generation 40 plus don’t even know they been brainwashed, or at least not to what extent. When a foreigner turns on the TV news here, it’s obviously a government propaganda show, but for most older Chinese its just “news” That happens to be provided directly from the government. They have never had another news source, so to tell them the News is full of some outright lies is just baffling to them. Of course they know the CCP is full of bullshit and the news is broadcats by the CCP. But from my experience some can believe you for a while, but after a short time the cognitive dissonance gets too much and The CCP Propaganda goes back to just being The News again.

    • Germandude

      I’d like to counter that with Abe Lincoln:

      “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

      Happy 4th of July, ‘Murrica!

      • David

        Thank you, it has been a nice birthday here. time to go celibate.

        • mr.wiener

          I want to get drunk , set off some fireworks and shoot someone:)

          • David

            Well, I don’t really understand the third one. The first two are pretty easy to do. I can see you are making fun of somebody but I can’t tell if it is Americans, Chinese or Australians.

        • fabulous

          Looking at your picture makes me want to go celibate too.

          • David

            Ha, I get it, a typo joke. I put my real picture up, you are not required to fantasize about it. I fixed the typo, does that make your day?

        • Your July 4th needn’t be so puritanical…

  • Markus Peg

    What does Changbai mountain have to do with anything, that is an issue between China and North Korea not South Korea….

    I agree with the Chinese user who wrote:
    “When it comes to attitudes against Japan, China and Korea are largely
    unanimous; when it comes to problems against China, Japan and Korea are
    unprecedentedly unanimous; when it comes to problems against Korea,
    China and Japan are largely unanimous; China, Japan, and Korea truly are
    a lame, tangled love triangle drama…”

  • wnsk

    Dog-eating is Chinese. Go choose some other animal, Koreans! =P

  • Yes, and Confucius is chinese. And probably pizza too.

  • JabroniZamboni

    They blocked kakaotalk (Korean facebook) in China this week. I wonder why. Keep blocking shit, it makes people smarter.

  • JabroniZamboni

    I know enough Koreans, work for some Samsung/LG clients to know that they do not hate Japan. They like the business. They respect the Japanese more. They are only here for the cheap labour, although Vietnam is starting to steal them away.

    When you go to Japan, you never see people shit on the street.

    • wrle

      Koreans are practical people and friendly in general on a personal level, at work, at school etc. They dont choose to act a certain way to some just because they are chinese or japanese or something else. Ultimately good people judge you as a person for your personality, not the color of your skin.

      • JabroniZamboni

        Koreans do hate black people. I’m not even joking.

        Please don’t preach. I love Koreans. They feed my family.

        • wrle

          Noway.. maybe some of the older people who are butt conservative but there are many black people in seoul. No serious racist issues.

          • JabroniZamboni

            Bwahaha. After 2 years living is Seoul, and 2 years in China with approximately 80% of all of my students being ex-pat Koreans, I can safely tell you that racism is rampant among them…particularly towards blacks.

            I can’t tell you how many times I saw a black man sitting on a packed subway in Korea, and even if everyone was crammed in there, no one would sit beside him.

            I can’t tell you how many really qualified black teachers couldn’t find a job because of their colour. It’s why they ask for a picture in Korea when you send your resume.

            My adult students are not shy when it comes to voicing their distrust of black people.

            If you are Korean, you are in denial and only trying to maintain kibun. If you are not, you simply do not know what you are talking about.

            Koreans are amazing people, their racism isn’t malevolent like the KKK, but discrimination is a huge part of their society even towards their compatriots.

            They won’t come out and call them “n*ggers”, but if you talk to them long enough they voice their distrust and dislike.

            Good article on the topic:

            Edit: Not to mention the things they say about the Chinese…and this while living here.

          • Cloudfive

            If you weren’t so clueless, you would know that ALL Korean resumes require a photo for ANY job. I’m curious to know how you know how Koreans really feel about black people when you obviously don’t speak Korean.

          • JabroniZamboni

            I actually do speak some Korean. I am not fluent, and my writing skills are pretty bad, however I can hold a basic conversation. I studied the language for a year while living there. I immersed myself in the culture, I am not an expert, but I do have an understanding of it due to my attempts to immerse myself in it as much as possible in my time in Korea.

            I don’t only teach high school kids. I teach business English, as well as hold conversation classes with Korean adults (even in China, as I mentioned in a previous post, they make up approx 80% of my students) . These are not basic level English speakers. Essentially it is to extend their vocabulary, improve their pronunciation, and destroy the beast known as Konglish. These topics come up. They are quite frank. It isn’t a hatred of black people, but they have stereotypes ingrained in their minds from their upbringing.

            I would say that Korean boys aged 14 to 17 are the most tolerant towards blacks. They all idolize NBA players, love hip hop fashion. and hip hop music.

            I had one 18 year old girl tell me once that she felt ashamed because she thought black men had amazing bodies, and to be attracted to an animal is wrong.

            It isn’t hatred once again, but they are slightly misguided in their beliefs for cultural reasons.

            What else do I obviously know nothing about? Don’t make a babo of yourself.

        • bang2tang

          got korean boss?

  • Brian227

    Not exactly overlooked though. Handed over as a deliberate act some time after the fact and in violation of the terms specified in the surrender under which Japan could expand its territory beyond the specified Home Islands.

    You can add in the cynicism with which Japan bilaterally reaffirmed the terms of its surrender (and the renunciation of these extra islands) with the Republic of China in 1952 and then reneged on that as well – the very same year they switched recognition to the PRC.

  • wuju

    It seems a lot of Chinese people still believe the stupid “Korean’s cultural claim” rumors? Come on, Korean people do not claim Kong Zi, Han Zi, Zong Zi(lol) Duan Wu, or whatsoever. Just ask any Korean person, they wouldn’t even know what they are or who they are, because they do not care. Trust me, I am Korean.

    I am sick of explaining these stuff all over again when some Chinese people complain these things to me. Come on Chinese people, why would we claim Zong Zi or Kong Zi is Korean? Although Zong Zi is delicous, I didn’t know what it was before I meet my wife (who is Chinese). And Kong Zi is just a dead man.

    Here is an article which may help.

    • Eidolon

      FYI, while ‘Koreans’ cultural claims’ are usually exaggerated for the sake of yellow journalism, there is no smoke without fire. While the Korean government and mainstream academia have never made these claims, individual Koreans – from individual netizens all the way up to professors and media organizations – have. Given that you are Korean, even a cursory search on the Korean language internet ought to validate the Korean source of these and other claims. Pay special attention to the Jaeya 在野 – unofficial – historians in Korea who spread these ideas.

      Chinese/Japanese nationalists simply make it worse by exaggerating the authority behind the ideas.

      • wuju

        Thank you for your information. I lived in Korea for more than 20 years, but I have never heard of Jaeya, so I had to do some research in order to reply your comment.

        Yes, there are some people who believe in Jaeya history, but they are obviously not a mainstream and they are not even historians or professors. In fact, they are criticized by nearly all Historians in Korea, not to mention of the general public include the Korean netizens (in fact, they have barely heard of them).

        For example, there are some Chinese people who claim Genghis Khan or Kimchi(lol) is Chinese and there are people in Japan who claim Japan ruled ancient Korean peninsula (任那日本府說), but there are nearly no one believe in such theories, not even in China and Japan.

        The problem I mention of is that, most people in China actually think majority of Korean people believe in those claims. Just Imagine how ridiculous it would look if one day a Korean guy approaches a Chinese guy and complain “Why do you Claim Kimchi, Hangul and our beautiful president Park is Chinese!”.

        If you can speak Chinese, just go to the link of an article which I have provided above.

        • 白色纯棉小裤裤

          Kimchi is originated in China.

  • Zen my Ass

    China, Japan, Korea: that’s a political threesome…

  • Brian227

    The key here being “we” in the phrase “as we determine.” Leaving aside whether your assertion of China losing any right to be consulted has any basis or precedent in international law, the “we” here referred to the three signatory powers: US, UK and RoC.

    Neither of the ‘One Chinas’ nor the UK agreed to the transfer of administration from the US to Japan. For that matter, administration does not lend grounds for claiming sovereignty as the Japanese government itself is at pains to point out in regard to the Dokdos and Sakhalins.

    Without the agreement of the other two “we” the decision of Japan to expand its territory outwith that specifically described in the Surrender Instrument was a violation of it.

  • 950619

    Simply [可爱][可爱][可爱][可爱] I think Korea and Japan both use “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” method in their relations with China…

    same with u china c:

  • Tamil Tiger

    The island definitely belongs to Japan. Why, because those people in the picture are Chinese. Try harder next time, China.

  • Mighty曹

    That’s more accurate.

  • Blue

    Should South Koreans be claiming that those mountains are Chinese? Shouldn’t that be a matter between North Korea and China?

    • wrle

      Its historically regarded by all koreans.. so its kind of the same thing with senkaku/diaoyu

  • Jason Onizuka

    Koreans really are like a dog with no master… They complain about the alleged comfort women, but here they are prostituting themselves to the Chinese. HA!

    • wrle

      japan is the eternal slave of korea. its time to return to the yamato past.

      • wuju

        When was Japan ever a slave of Korea? You do not know how ridiculous you look to the rest of the world.

    • wuju

      Prostituting to Chinese? What are you talking about man?