In this 2011 file photo, a surveillance plane belonging to the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force flies over the disputed Diaoyus in the East China Sea. Photo: AP

Chinese fighter ‘flies within 50km’ of disputed Diaoyu Islands

Such a close approach to Japanese airspace by PLA aircraft is unusual, government source in Tokyo says

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In this 2011 file photo, a surveillance plane belonging to the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force flies over the disputed Diaoyus in the East China Sea. Photo: AP
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