FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2012 file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, one of the small islands in the East China Sea known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese is seen

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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2012 file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, one of the small islands in the East China Sea known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese is seen from a Chinese marine surveillance plane. China plans eventually to land a survey team on the uninhabited islands at the heart of an increasingly dangerous territorial dispute with Japan, a Chinese official said Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in the latest verbal salvo intended to bolster Beijing's territorial claims. (AP Photo/Xinhua, File) NO SALES less 

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