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Basic facts of Diaoyu Islands

(People's Daily Online)

15:28, September 12, 2012

Location: about 356 kilometers away from Wenzhou, China’s eastern Zhejiang Province, 385 kilometers from Fuzhou, the capital of China’s Fujian Province and about 190 kilometers from Keelung, Taiwan

Area: 6.3 square kilometers (uninhabited)

"Nationalization" of Diaoyu Islands: China is firmly opposed to the Japanese government's move to "purchase" Diaoyu Islands and two of its affiliated islets.

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