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China - Japan row escalates over airspace

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China has lodged formal protests with the US and Japanese embassies in Beijing after both countries criticised its plans to impose new airspace rules over disputed waters in the
East China Sea.

The move is the latest in the continuing row between China and Japan over the tiny islands in the East China Sea, known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China.

Beijing has warned it will take emergency action against any aircraft failing to identify themselves properly in the airspace,