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Chinese Boat Sinks North of Islands Disputed with Japan

Five Chinese fishermen are missing after a trawler sank on Friday in waters to the north of islands disputed with Japan in the East China Sea in what appeared to be an accident, state media said. The boat sank in the morning, north of the islands, which China calls the Diaoyus and Japan the Senkakus, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing naval sources. The dispute over the Japanese-held islets, where Chinese and Japanese ships regularly engage in a cat-and-mouse game, has...

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