China opened a digital museum on Saturday aimed at demonstrating the country's claims to the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, according to Chinese media.

By displaying "legal and historical proof" that the islets belong to China, the website says it "helps viewers further understand the indisputable fact that Diaoyu Islands are China's inherent territory," according to the official Xinhua News Agency.

File photo taken in September 2012 shows the Japan-controlled Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. Taiwan and China claim the uninhabited islands as their own. (Kyodo)

China calls the uninhabited islets Diaoyu.

The museum is currently viewable only in Chinese but will be available later in other languages, such as English, Japanese and French, according to the report.

The dispute over ownership of the islets has often strained Japan-China relations. China has frequently sent official ships to waters around the islets in a bid to push its claims to them.

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