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China 'air defence zone' angers Japan

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Tokyo branded as "very dangerous" a move by Beijing Saturday to set up an "air defence identification zone" over an area that includes disputed islands controlled by Japan, but claimed by China. 

The disputed islands in the East China Sea are known as the Senkakus in Japan and the Diaoyus in China.

In a move that raised the temperature of a bitter territorial row between the two countries, China's defence ministry said that it was setting up the zone to "guard against potential air threats".

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