For Immediate Release
Media Relations Coordinator
Behind Xi Jinping's Warning to Japan over East China
Sea Dispute at China Leaders Forum 2012
Building off of the momentum of past conferences, Golden Networking brings back China Leaders
Forum 2012, "Political and Economic Challenges for Xi Jinping, China's President-in-waiting", New
York, October 2nd (http://www.ChinaLeadersForum.com)
(September 14, 2012, New York) According to the BBC, China's leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, has said that
Japan should "rein in its behaviour" and stop undermining Chinese sovereignty, state media have reported. His
comments follow days of sometimes violent anti-Japanese protests in China over a chain of disputed islands in the
East China Sea and precede Golden Networking's China Leaders Forum 2012, "Political and Economic
Challenges for Xi Jinping, China's President-in-waiting", October 2nd, New York City, forum that will examine
the political and economic challenges facing China nowadays and the long-term opportunities that will be created
in the world’s largest economy by 2016.
Mr Xi said that Tokyo's purchase of the islands from private owners last week was a "farce", Xinhua reported.
The move triggered a wave of protests across China. In some cities on Tuesday, Japanese shops and businesses
were attacked amid heightened tension on the anniversary of an incident in 1931 which led to Japan's invasion of
north-east China. Thousands of protesters chanted slogans outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing as riot police
lined the streets.
The islands - known as the Senkaku islands in Japan and the Diaoyu islands in China - are claimed by both
countries and have long been a point of contention. More recently there have been fears of naval conflict between
the two countries.
Mr Xi, expected to become China's next leader, made the remarks during a meeting with US Defence Secretary
Leon Panetta who is currently in Beijing as part of a regional tour. The talks marked Mr Xi's first official meeting
since he went missing two weeks ago without further explanation. His disappearance fuelled widespread rumours
over his health and a political struggle.
China Leaders Forum 2012 will provide attendees with the responses to the above-mentioned questions and the
most up-to-date review of where the Asian giant stands and the challenges and opportunities for businessmen
looking to expand their business with China when others only see growth contraction. Recognized experts,
regulators, and strategists, will return to China Leaders Forum 2012 in its fourth edition to provide the
information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most
efficient and effective networking.
China Leaders Forum 2012 is produced by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), the premier
networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are
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