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Taiwanese boats protest in Japanese territorial waters

25 September 2012 Last updated at 03:59 BST

Dozens of Taiwanese boats sailed to disputed East China Sea islands in a brief protest, as top Japanese and Chinese diplomats met in Beijing to ease tensions.

The islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, are controlled by Japan but claimed by China and Taiwan.

Tension in the region has been high since Japan's purchase of the islands from their private Japanese owner.

Taiwanese vessels, including coastguard ships, have now left the area.

Cindy Sui reports.