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Japan Summons Chinese Ambassador Over Sea Spat

China on Thursday rebutted a warning from Tokyo, just hours after Japan expressed a strong vow to protect its territory following a Chinese naval vessel sailing close to islands, known as Senkaku in Japanese, claimed by both countries. The Diaoyu islands are Chinese territory, asserted the defense ministry in Beijing, contending that China’s navy has every right to sail through those waters. Japanese vice foreign minister Akitaka Saiki summoned China’s ambassador, Cheng Yonghua, at 2...

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