The Boa Diao boat, centre, is surrounded by Japan Coast Guard"s patrol boats after Hong Kong activists from Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands.
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China-Japan islands row escalates

There has been a renewed flare-up in tension between China and Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea.

Three Chinese maritime surveillance vessels have entered Japan's territorial waters around the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands, known as the Diaoyu Islands in Chinese.

This follows further incursions by Chinese vessels into Japanese waters on Monday and Tuesday.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Tokyo

  • 03 Oct 2012
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