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China denounces Japan protest over military jets' close brush

A Chinese SU-27 fighter jet flies over the East China Sea, in this handout photo taken June 11, 2014 and released by the Defense Ministry of Japan June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Defense Ministry of Japan/Handout via Reuters

A Chinese SU-27 fighter jet flies over the East China Sea, in this handout photo taken June 11, 2014 and released by the Defense Ministry of Japan June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Defense Ministry of Japan/Handout via Reuters

A Chinese SU-27 fighter jet flies over the East China Sea, in this handout photo taken June 11, 2014 and released by the Defense Ministry of Japan June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Defense Ministry of Japan/Handout via Reuters
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A Japanese F-15 jet (background) and a Chinese Tu-154 jet (foreground) fly over the East China Sea, in this still image from video footage released by China's Ministry of Defense on June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China/via Reuters TV

A Japanese F-15 jet (background) and a Chinese Tu-154 jet (foreground) fly over the East China Sea, in this still image from video footage released by China's Ministry of Defense on June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ministry of National Defense of the People's...more

A Japanese F-15 jet (background) and a Chinese Tu-154 jet (foreground) fly over the East China Sea, in this still image from video footage released by China's Ministry of Defense on June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China/via Reuters TV
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A Japanese F-15 jet flies over the East China Sea, in this still image from video footage released by China's Ministry of Defense on June 12, 2014. China said on Thursday that Japan's accusations of Chinese fighter jets flying "abnormally close" to Japanese military aircraft over the East China Sea were aimed at deceiving the international community. REUTERS/Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China/via Reuters TV

A Japanese F-15 jet flies over the East China Sea, in this still image from video footage released by China's Ministry of Defense on June 12, 2014. China said on Thursday that Japan's accusations of Chinese fighter jets flying "abnormally close" to...more

A Japanese F-15 jet flies over the East China Sea, in this still image from video footage released by China's Ministry of Defense on June 12, 2014. China said on Thursday that Japan's accusations of Chinese fighter jets flying "abnormally close" to Japanese military aircraft over the East China Sea were aimed at deceiving the international community. REUTERS/Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China/via Reuters TV
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A Japanese F-15 military plane flies over the East China Sea, in this still image from video footage released by China's Ministry of Defense on June 12, 2014. China said on Thursday that Japan's accusations of Chinese fighter jets flying "abnormally close" to Japanese military aircraft over the East China Sea were aimed at deceiving the international community. REUTERS/Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China/via Reuters TV

A Japanese F-15 military plane flies over the East China Sea, in this still image from video footage released by China's Ministry of Defense on June 12, 2014. China said on Thursday that Japan's accusations of Chinese fighter jets flying "abnormally...more

A Japanese F-15 military plane flies over the East China Sea, in this still image from video footage released by China's Ministry of Defense on June 12, 2014. China said on Thursday that Japan's accusations of Chinese fighter jets flying "abnormally close" to Japanese military aircraft over the East China Sea were aimed at deceiving the international community. REUTERS/Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China/via Reuters TV
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