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China slams "self deceiving" Japanese remarks

BEIJING, Oct 28 (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday that recent comments by Japanese politicians about China are "self deceiving", after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan was ready to be more assertive towards China.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying also said Japan was to blame for breaking the status quo over a group of disputed uninhabited islands in the East China Sea.