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China-Japan Tensions Rise Around Disputed East China Sea Isles

  • Japan issues series of formal complaints over ships, radar
  • Record number of Chinese government ships seen around isles

China is stepping up pressure on Japan over disputed islands with hundreds of fishing boats and more than a dozen coastguard vessels spotted in the area, encroaching at times on what Japan sees as its territorial waters.

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