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China: US stand on islands a 'betrayal'

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Veiled US warnings to Beijing not to challenge Japan's control of disputed islands encouraged Tokyo's "dangerously right-leaning" government and "betrayed" Washington's vow of neutrality, Chinese state media said Saturday. 

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida answers questions at the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo on Thursday prior to his visit to the United States.

The comments came as Japan's coastguard said three Chinese government ships had entered Japanese territorial waters around the islands, known as the Senkaku in Japanese and the Diaoyu in Chinese.

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