Japan PM vows force if Chinese land on disputed isles

AFP , Tuesday 23 Apr 2013

Japan threatens force should Chinese vessels land on disputed islands after being prompted by eight sailing into surrounding waters

Japan's prime minister Tuesday vowed to "expel by force" any Chinese landing on islands at the centre of a territorial row, after eight Chinese government vessels sailed into disputed waters.

"We would take decisive action against any attempt to enter territorial waters and to land" on the islands, Shinzo Abe told parliament in response to questions from lawmakers.

"It would be natural for us to expel by force if (the Chinese) were to make a landing."

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