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Latest update : 2012-09-20

Tensions increase over disputed islands

Depending on where you come from, the tiny islets in the East China Sea would either be known as the Diaoyu or the Senkaku Islands. Both China and Japan claim sovereignty over the rocky outposts and subsequent tensions between the two have been simmering for a while. But the ill-feeling has suddenly reached a new high, after Tokyo announced it had bought the islands from their private owner. The Chinese are infuriated, with shoppers calling for all Japanese-made products to be boycotted.

By Kate WILLIAMS , Pierrick Leurent

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