Will the Chinese government accuse the Japanese government of lying?

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Jun 23, 2011 21:03 China politics international
According to the Japanese press, today, a ship from the Chinese government did an oceanic survey in Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone off Ishino-maki without any permission. It seems that they were investigating levels of radioactivity. However, this is a violation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, because it requires the agreement of littoral countries to inquire in foreign EEZ. The Japanese government immediately protested China's actions.

However, as the Chinese government can never apologize to Japan ―as apologizing equates to China's defeat to Japan―, they have very limited options.

1. The Chinese government states that international laws issued by Western countries without the approval of China are unable to restrict Chinese activity.
2. They say the Japanese government is always lying.
3. They say that the area off Ishino-maki belongs to China, pointing back to three thousand years of "history", like Okinawa.
4. ?

The result: