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Anti-Japan protests intensify

Anti-Japan demonstrations have intensified in China in response to a diplomatic dispute over the ownership of islands in the East China Sea. Major Japanese firms including Panasonic, Canon and Mitsubishi have closed their factories in the country.

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China tells Japan it will not tolerate violations of sovereignty

China will not tolerate any violations of its sovereignty, Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun told his Japanese counterpart today.

"China will never tolerate any unilateral actions by Japan that harm Chinese territorial sovereignty,"

Zhang told Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Chikao Kawai in Beijing, according to a statement posted on the Chinese Foreign Ministry's website.

"Japan must banish illusions, undertake searching reflection and use concrete actions to amend its errors, returning to the consensus and understandings reached between our two countries' leaders,"

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