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Newly Elected Japan PM Warns China Over Disputed Islands

Claims sovereignty over the uninhavited but resource rich islands in the East China Sea

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Japan's new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has issued an early warning to China, just hours after a landslide victory for his right-wing Liberal Democratic Party.

Speaking at his first news conference, Mr Abe reiterated Tokyo's claim of sovereignty over a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea which is contested by Beijing.