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3 Chinese ships in disputed island waters: Japan

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Three Chinese government ships were in waters around islands at the centre of a dispute with Tokyo on Monday, the day after China issued a rebuke to the US over comments seen as supporting Japan. 

Photo provided by the Japan Coast Guard on January 19, 2013, shows a Chinese marine murveillance ship in waters near the disputed islands in the East China Sea. Three Chinese government ships were in the waters again on Monday, a day after China issued a rebuke to the US over comments seen as supporting Japan.

Japan's coastguard said the maritime surveillance boats were in waters around a chain of Tokyo-controlled islands known as the Senkakus in Japan, which Beijing calls the Diaoyus.

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