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Japan's 'island' definition dismissed

Updated: 2012-05-17 08:08
By Zhao Shengnan and Zhang Yunbi ( China Daily)

Japan's 'island' definition dismissed

Move by international body hits Tokyo's bid for new economic zone

Tokyo's bid to upgrade the status of a Pacific atoll into an island, and claim an outer continental shelf with an exclusive economic zone, was dismissed by an international body.

China welcomed the decision as "fair and reasonable".

Japan's 'island' definition dismissed

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