BEIJING, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) — China has lodged solemn representations with Japan over the conduct of a Japanese diplomat in China, a overseas ministry spokesperson mentioned on Wednesday.
Spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks in response to a question on China’s short-term detention of a Japanese diplomat in Beijing this week.
“We found upon verification that the Japanese diplomat engaged in activities inconsistent with the individual’s capacity in China,” she mentioned, including that related Chinese departments had performed an investigation and inquiry into the person in query in accordance with legal guidelines and laws.
China has urged the Japanese facet to respect Chinese legal guidelines and strictly self-discipline its diplomatic personnel in China to stop related incidents from occurring, Hua mentioned.
The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations has clear provisions on the boundaries of the conduct of diplomats. Foreign diplomats have the duty to adjust to host nation legal guidelines and laws, Hua mentioned.