China Escalates Islands Challenge to Japan on Philippine Success

China Escalates Islands Challenge to Japan on Philippine Success

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A Chinese Marine Surveillance ship, bottom, sails while Japan Coast Guard patrol ships and Taiwanese boats and coast guard vessels converge at the contiguous zone of disputed islands, known as Senkaku Islands in Japan, Diaoyu Islands in China, and Tiaoyutai in Taiwan on Jan. 24, 2013.