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Stay out of island row: China to US

world Updated: Sep 14, 2013 02:08 IST

Beijing has warned the US not to support China’s neighbours’ claims to disputed islands in the East and South China Seas, the government said Friday.

Sino-Japanese ties have soured dramatically since Tokyo nationalised some of the Senkaku islands, which Beijing claims and calls the Diaoyus, in the East China Sea a year ago.

China also claims almost all of the South China Sea including waters close to its neighbours’ coasts, and tensions with the Philippines and Vietnam have intensified in recent years. Wang Guanzhong, a senior officer of China’s People’s Liberation Army, warned visiting US counterparts it should handle issues “appropriately”.