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China-Japan Stand-off over Disputed Islands

At least 10 Japanese nationalist activists have landed on a group of disputed islands, amid an escalating territorial row with China.

The activists swam ashore after a flotilla carrying about 150 people reached Japan's controlled Senkaku islands, called Diaoyu in China.

Japan's coast guard is now questioning the activists, who had earlier been denied permission to visit the islands.

The move triggered protests in China and strong condemnation from Beijing.

Anti-Japan protests are spreading in China. A demonstration reportedly turned violent in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. The rallies began after the Japanese authorities arrested a group of Chinese activists who landed on Japan's Senkaku Islands last Wednesday. The territory is also claimed by China and Taiwan. The Japanese Consulate in Shenzhen said on Sunday that more than 1,0

Added: Aug-19-2012 Occurred On: Aug-19-2012
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Tags: china, japan, stand-off, tensions, disputed, islands, protests
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