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    China Sets 'Air-Defence’ Zone

    ISHIGAKI, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 07:  (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) In this aerial image, general view of Uotsuri Island, one of the disputed Senkaku Islands on September 7, 2013 in Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan.  (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

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    Way to be passive aggressive. China has demarcated an “air-defence identification zone” over an area of the East China Sea that includes islands also claimed by Japan. The Senkaku islands (or Diaoyu, as they’re known in China) are an escalating source of tension between the two countries. "Setting up such airspace unilaterally escalates the situations surrounding Senkaku islands and has danger of leading to an unexpected situation," Japan's foreign ministry said in a statement. Taiwan, not one to get left out, also lays claim to the islands and said that its military would take measures to protect national security.

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