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Senior China leader urges island talks with Japan

Associated Press
Senior China leader urges island talks with Japan

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2012 file photo, Chinese surveillance ship Haijian No. 51, left, and a Japan Coast Guard vessel sail near disputed islands called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, seen in the background, in the East China Sea. A high-level Chinese official has called for talks with Japan over the disputed island chain, in an apparent attempt by Beijing to cool tensions that have seen both sides scramble jet fighters to the area in recent days. Jia Qinglin, the head of China’s top political advisory body, made the gesture at a meeting in Beijing with former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, the official China Daily newspaper reported Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, File) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

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