China Federation for Defending the Diaoyu Islands

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China Federation for Defending the Diaoyu Islands[1] (simplified Chinese: 中国民间保卫钓鱼台联合会; traditional Chinese: 中國民間保衛釣魚台聯合會; pinyin: Zhōngguó Mīnjiān Bǎowèi Diàoyútái Liánhéhùi) is a non-governmental organisation which maintains that the Diaoyu Islands, called Senkaku Islands in Japan, are a part of Chinese territory in the Senkaku Islands dispute. The territorial right to the islands being disputed between the People's Republic of China, the Republic of China, and Japan, which currently has control over the islands.

In the early morning of March 24, 2004, seven activists from the group landed on the islands, planning to stay for several days. That afternoon, they were detained by the Japanese coast guard.[2] The incident gave the territorial dispute renewed media attention and worsened Sino-Japanese relations.

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  1. ^ "Chinese company submits investment project for Diaoyu islands". Want China Times. 20 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "7 Chinese activists land on Diaoyu Island". China Daily. 24 March 2004. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 

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