China's fishing suspension near disputed islands in E. China Sea ends

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A Chinese-set suspension of fishing in the East China Sea ended Monday, sparking fears that Beijing may send an inordinate number of government and fishing vessels into or near the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands. Some fishermen in China's southeastern Fujian Province told Kyodo News that they would get close to the uninhabited islets, claimed by Beijing, although Chinese local authorities have instructed them not to operate near the "sensitive waters." The Senkakus, called Diaoyu in China, have long been at the center of conflict between the two Asian countries, as Beijing has ratcheted u...

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