China slams Japan on Arunachal Pradesh support China said on Monday it had strongly protested with Japan the comments made by its Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Arunachal Pradesh during his recent visit to New Delhi, saying it had "lodged serious representations" with Tokyo. The Japanese Foreign Minister, following his meetings with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, was quoted as saying in media reports that Arunachal Pradesh, which China has claims on, was "an Indian territory which is disputed by China". He was also, at the same time, quoted as saying that Japan, which has pledged support for infrastructure projects in the North-East, had no plans to invest the State. China on Monday slammed Kishida's remarks. "China has taken note of such report, we are seriously concerned about this and have lodged serious representation with the Japanese side, asking Japan to make clarification and immediately remove negative implications arising from this," Foreign Minister spokesperson Hong Lei told a regular press briefing in response to a question raised by Chinese State media about Kishida's remarks. China said in November that Japan had "clarified" its stand that it would not involve itself in any infrastructure projects in Arunachal, responding to Indian media reports which said that the Border Roads Organization had given "strategic" projects to the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) along the China border. Japanese officials then clarified to India Today that projects in states bordering China were out of the scope of the JICA survey. Japan's official position is that it does not hold a position on the India-China boundary dispute, Chinese officials said. "Japan has said explicitly to China that Japan holds no position and it will not intervene in the disputed area between China and India," Hong said. "Japan has also made public clarifications on this". He said China's position "on the eastern part of China - India boundary is clear and consistent", adding that both sides were "currently through the special representatives meeting mechanismÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ seeking the solution to resolve the boundary question that is fair, reasonable and acceptable to both sides". "We hope the Japanese side can understand the sensitiveness of China-India border question and respect China and India's efforts to resolve dispute through negotiations and be prudent in its words and actions," he added. Read more at: China slams Japan on Arunachal Pradesh support : North, News - India Today There is no dispute at all, Chinese are making things difficult in Asia.