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China said Tuesday that the arrest over the weekend of a Chinese fishing boat skipper followed normal maritime practices.

“This is a regular fisheries case,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in dismissing the likelihood of a repeat of the diplomatic spat that erupted last year following a collision between a Chinese trawler and Japanese patrol boats near the disputed Senkaku islands.

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