Senkaku isles in Japan, Diaoyu islands in China
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Japan accuses China of airspace intrusion over islands

Japan has accused China of violating its airspace for the first time after a Chinese government plane flew near disputed East China Sea islands.

Fighter jets were scrambled after the plane was seen around 11:00 local time (02:00 GMT) near one of the islands, spokesman Osamu Fujimura said.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.

  • 13 Dec 2012
  • From the section Asia