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Yuki Tatsumi quoted in Global Security on Diaoyu/Senkaku territorial dispute

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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.

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Yuki Tatsumi, East Asia Program senior associate at the Stimson Center, said, “The government of Japan is very sensitive to any movement near Senkaku by the Chinese, because they see what they have done in Scarborough Shoal (in the South China Sea).

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