Senkaku Islands

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Senkaku Islands

(sɛnˈkækuː)
pl n
(Placename) a group of uninhabited islets in the East China Sea; claimed by China and Japan. Chinese name: Diaoyu Islands
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Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei slammed the comments and said that the Diaoyu Islands have been China's territory since ancient times, and any individual's attempt to deny the facts will be in vain.
He insisted on China's sovereignty to the Diaoyu islands but distanced it from claims to the Okinawa group.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A fleet of Chinese marine surveillance vessels drove Japanese fishing boats out of waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands, the State Oceanic Administration said Tuesday.
1 million) with Kunioki Kurihara, a private businessman, to purchase three of the five main islands that constitute the Senkaku/ Diaoyu Island group, an action that effectively nationalized the islands.
Chine nouvelle ne precise toutefois pas si les deux appareils chinois ont survole la zone disputee autour des Eles Diaoyu, appelees Senkaku par Tokyo, se bornant a indiquer que les chasseurs chinois avaient pour mission de "contrer" et "surveiller" les chasseurs nippons qui exercaient une pression sur le patrouilleur Y-8 chinois.
Solemn representation has been accommodated by china and will be objected by Japan for the reason if its military aircraft trespassing to China's airspace over the Diaoyu Islands, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Friday.
Beijing, Dhu-AlQa'dah 08, 1433, September 24, 2012, SPA -- Over ten Japanese police and coastguard personnel have encamped on the disputed Diaoyu Islands, dpa reported.
The Japanese Cabinet decided officially on Monday to bring China's Diaoyu Islands under Japanese control, and the Japanese government is considering striking a deal soon with the "owner" of three of the islets that it wants to purchase.
Japan, China (also known as the People's Republic of China, or PRC), and Taiwan (also known as the Republic of China, or ROC) all claim sovereignty over the islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan, the Diaoyu in China, and the Diaoyutai in Taiwan.
Chan Miu-tak, chairman of the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, said the vessel is likely to reach Taichung port in central Taiwan around 1:30 p.
The activists, who belong to a group called the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, had said they would be joined at sea by two other vessels, one each from Taiwan and Xiamen city in southern China.
Speaking at a demonstration outside the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong to protest on the 82nd anniversary of Japan's invasion of China, Lo Chau, leader of the Hong Kong-based Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, claimed that China and Taiwan may have cooperated in foiling the plan.