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Diaoyu Islands

The Diaoyu Islands are a group of uninhabited islands located roughly due east of mainland China, northeast of Taiwan, west of Okinawa Island, and north of the southwestern end of the Ryukyu Islands. They are currently controlled by Japan, which calls them Senkaku Islands. Both China and Taiwan claim sovereignty over the islands. 

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Chinese ships enter disputed waters, says Japan coastguard

PUBLISHED : Friday, 16 August, 2013, 5:08pm
UPDATED : Friday, 16 August, 2013, 5:08pm
 

Chinese coastguard ships on Friday sailed into disputed waters at the centre of a bitter row with Tokyo, officials said, a day after China blasted Japanese lawmakers for visiting a controversial war shrine.

The four government vessels spent about two hours within the 12-nautical-mile band around the Tokyo-controlled Senkaku islands – which Beijing calls the Diaoyu islands – in the East China Sea.

Japan’s coastguard said the vessels had left territorial waters by 12.30pm but remained in the area.

The incursion came after Beijing on Thursday summoned Japan’s ambassador to condemn a visit by nearly 100 Japanese lawmakers to the Yasukuni shrine on the anniversary of Tokyo’s second world war surrender.

Japanese politicians’ visits to the site are seen as a slap in the face by neighbouring nations, especially China and South Korea, which suffered from Tokyo’s imperialist expansion in the first half of the 20th century.

Friday’s incident was the latest in a series of incursions by Chinese ships as relations between Tokyo and Beijing plumb all-time lows.

Last week, the Japanese foreign ministry summoned Beijing’s envoy after Chinese ships spent more than a day in the disputed waters, marking their longest such incursion since the long-simmering dispute erupted last year after Tokyo nationalised some of the chain.

The islands – believed to harbour vast natural resources below their seabed – are seen as a potential flashpoint that some observers fear could lead to armed conflict between the Asian giants.

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