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Friday, 19 October 2012 - 12:42
China flexes muscles with drills amid island row
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China was set to dispatch naval vessels and aircraft to the East China Sea today, flexing its muscles in exercises likely to further stoke a bristling territorial dispute with Japan.

A fleet of 11 vessels, including some warships, along with eight aircraft were to be sent to waters off its east coast, in Beijing's most confrontational act yet in a row that has chilled ties between the regional heavyweights.

The drill is aimed at improving China's preparedness to "safeguard territorial sovereignty and maritime interests.

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