China Sends Ships to Disputed Islands Japan Claims

Vessels mean to 'assert sovereignty'

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 11, 2012 7:46 AM CDT

(Newser) – Japan has confirmed a deal to buy disputed islands in the East China Sea—but China has sent a pair of patrol ships to "assert (its own) sovereignty" over the land, in the words of state news. "The Chinese government will not sit...   Read full story »

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