Speaking at Chatham House, Ambassador Liu Xiaoming urged Japan to learn and follow international laws, and return the Diaoyu islands to China.
'This emphasis on relations with Russia is part of an all-round diplomacy, balances China's relations with other major powers, and is important as Russia remains a major neighbour of China and an influence in China's wider regional neighborhood,' said Tim Summers.
'As far as Russians themselves are concerned, the real opposition in their country today is the Communist Party, which regularly garners about 20 per cent in elections and opinion surveys, and which, unlike the liberal protestors, has a solid organizational infrastructure across the country,' says Andrew Monaghan.
'Everybody always hopes that mega-projects will produce great spin-off, they very rarely do. I think that the chances of $51 billion dollars being a useful, profitable investment in the Caucasus are extremely low. I wish it were otherwise but it remains a very troubled, violent region,' Sir Andrew Wood tells the Today Programme. (15:30)
'Cyberspace was the last preserve of open exchange of ideas really left now in Turkey without the interference of the state,' said Fadi Hakura. 'This law has added a further regulation on cyber freedom.'
'Mr Glazyev has a record of making inflammatory statements about Ukraine – to my knowledge, he does not speak for the Russian government on Ukraine. I think that any potential intervention by Russia would be political and economic, and certainly not military,' said John Lough.
'Asia enjoys a generally stable situation today. Peace, development and cooperation are still the prevailing trend,' Liu said in a speech at the Chatham House.