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China Continues Patrols Around Disputed Islands

Three Chinese ships have ignored warnings from Japanese ships in the area

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The Japanese Coast Guard says three Chinese government ships have entered the waters near a hotly disputed island chain in the East China Sea.

In a statement Wednesday, the coast guard says the Chinese ships ignored warnings from Japanese patrol vessels and sailed near the Tokyo-controlled islands. It says the Japanese ships are demanding that the Chinese vessels leave the area, but have not yet received a reply.

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