Senkaku Islands

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Senkaku Islands

(sɛnˈkækuː)
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(Placename) a group of uninhabited islets in the East China Sea; claimed by China and Japan. Chinese name: Diaoyu Islands
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News 24 reports that the ships entered the disputed maritime zone around Uotsurijima and stayed there for nearly two hours.
The maritime surveillance vessels entered the 12-nautical-mile zone of Uotsurijima, one of the Senkaku islands, which China calls the Diaoyus, at about 0030 GMT, the coastguard said.
The maritime surveillance vessels entered the 12-nautical-mile zone around Uotsurijima, the main islet in the disputed chain called the Senkaku Islands in Japan and the Diaoyu Islands in China at about noon (0300 GMT), AFP reported.
The three islands in question, Uotsurijima, Minamikojima and Kitakojima, as they are known in Japanese, or Diaoyudao, Nanxiaodao and Beixiaodao, as they are known in Chinese, mean the same innocuous things in both languages: "fishing island," "southern small island," and "northern small island" respectively, an indication of their historical irrelevance.
Les garde-cotes nippons avaient auparavant annonce le debarquement de sept militants sur Uotsurijima.
A total of 14 male activists arrived on the Senkaku Islands by a fishing boat from Hong Kong, with seven of them landing on Uotsurijima, the largest in the island chain, to assert China's claim of sovereignty over the islands.
In October 2002, the government registered its right of lease on Uotsurijima and two other islets in the Senkaku group of islands.
The maritime surveillance vessels entered the 12-nautical-mile zone regarded as the territorial waters of Uotsurijima, one of the Senkaku islands, which China calls the Diaoyus, in the East China Sea shortly before 8:30 a.
The maritime surveillance vessels entered the 12-nautical-mile zone off Uotsurijima, one of the Senkaku islands, which China calls the Diaoyus, in the East China Sea shortly after 9.