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China ships in waters around disputed islands—Japan

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TOKYO–Three Chinese government ships Saturday entered Japanese territorial waters around disputed islands, Japan’s coastguard said, hours after a veiled US warning to Beijing not to challenge Tokyo’s control.

The surveillance vessels sailed in waters around the islands known as the Senkakus in Japan and Diaoyus in China for nearly five hours, the coastguard said.

The vessels had all left Japanese waters by 1:52 pm (0452 GMT) and were travelling away from the East China Sea islands, which are controlled by Tokyo but claimed by Beijing, a coastguard official said.

China has repeatedly sailed into the waters since Japan nationalized the chain in September, a move that triggered anger and demonstrations in China.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking at a joint news conference with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Washington on Friday, said the disputed area was under Japan’s administration and hence protected under a US security treaty with Tokyo.

“We oppose any unilateral actions that would seek to undermine Japanese administration,” Clinton said.

Clinton did not mention Beijing directly but said: “We want to see China and Japan resolve this matter peacefully through dialogue.”

“We do not want to see any action taken by anyone that could raise tensions or result in miscalculation that would undermine the peace, security and economic growth in this region,” she added.

The United States insists it is neutral on the ultimate sovereignty of the islands.

China has repeatedly criticized the US position and the sending of maritime surveillance ships to the potentially gas-rich area is seen by experts as a way to contest the notion that Japan holds effective control.

Kishida took a measured tone on China, describing the relationship with Beijing as “one of the most important” for Japan.

“While Japan will not concede and will uphold our fundamental positions that the Senkaku islands are an inherent territory of Japan, we intend to respond calmly so as not to provoke China,” Kishida said.


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  • koolkid_inthehouse

    They should blast the communist ships out of the water.  

    • http://twitter.com/000Sherlock sherlock

       If they dare.

      • kanoy

         THEY WOULD NO MORE DARE ATTACK CHINESE SHIPS THAN CHINESE SHIPS WOULD DARE ATTACK JAPAN

      • DurangoJoe

         Senkaku islands is a lost cause for China. If they really want the islands then China should send a invading naval force, not this childish water cannon fights. It just confirms that China is the ‘biggest chicken sh!t in Asia.’ Don’t fool around. If somebody took your wallet then do something to take it back, not skirt around the islands using your fishing boats escorted by your coastguard. It looks stupid.
         

      • kanoy

        HUH? SEND THE CHINESE NAVY AGAINST THE COMBINED NAVIES OF JAPAN/USA ARE YOU SERIOUS?

      • DurangoJoe

         China is now claiming the second strongest military in the world, so prove it. Don’t prove it to the smaller and weaker countries like the Philippines and Vietnam. Prove it to the Japan, India, South Korea or USA. Otherwise, shut up!

      • bugoybanggers

        Philippines lang po ang WEAKLING>> pinakamalakas at pinaka experience ang VIETNAM sa ASEAN.

      • kanoy

         NAH TAKE THE BACKSTABBING RP ISLANDS AS THE WORLD THEY ABANDONED IN IRAQ WATCHES ALONG WITH TRUCK DRIVER DE LA CRUZ

      • http://twitter.com/000Sherlock sherlock

         China has to consider more factors. China has to make sure that this dispute will not impact the economic momentum of Asia.

         It is not a simple fight.

      • DurangoJoe

         Nothing is simple in a war. If China cannot defend its territory from stronger nations like Japan, India, Russia then it should stop bullying weaker nations like the Philippines and Vietnam.

      • http://twitter.com/000Sherlock sherlock

         China didn’t send any fighters into Vietnam or PH, disputed area.

        But China did send J-10 to Diaoyu Island.

        China has Multiple rocket launcher which covers more than 400 miles range, can wipe out the Island in minutes, without using missiles.

        Unlike Abe, Chinese leaders never boasted arms, allies, etc..

      • kanoy

         RP WAS WARNED THIS MAY HAPPEN WHEN IT BROKE ITS OATH TO THE UN IN IRAQ,,,NOW SHE WILL PAY

      • kanoy

         QUOTE??>>>>Unlike Abe, Chinese leaders never boasted arms, allies, etc..
        LOL I DON’T KNOW WHAT WORLD YOU LIVE ON,,,BUT HERE ON EARTH….CHINA HAS BOASTED, DISPLAYED AND EXHIBITED ITS WEAPONS AND MILITARY NUMEROUS TIMES

    • kanoy

       THOSE ”COMMUNISTS” DON’T HAVE A STUPID SELFISH GREEDY 60/40 LAW THAT KEEPS FOREIGN BUSINESSES OUT

  • DakuAkongUtin

    Chinese PLAN ships are in full control of the waters in and around Diaoyu. Japos are not in control as we speak. Why are Japos not attacking CHinese ships and keep on harping under the American miniskirt?   Japo is a criminal nation worthy to be wipe out the face of Far East. China can do that as final justice to be serve for Japo  crimes in 1937 until 1945.

    • http://twitter.com/000Sherlock sherlock

       Japan still think they are the master of Asia.
       Abe toured around and boasted to do all to “protect” “stabilities” of the Sea.
       Abe has to change his heart.

      • kanoy

         YOUR COMPREHENSION IS SLACK….ABE SAID HE WILL DO ALL HE CAN TO PROTECT JAPANS WATERS/ISLANDS YOU READ TOO MUCH RP CRAPOLA THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR TO COME RESCUE THEM UNTIL THAT TIME COMES THEY INVENT HIM

      • http://twitter.com/000Sherlock sherlock

         Japan said she would help PH.

      • kanoy

         IN YOUR DREAMS PAL NOBODY WANTS TO HELP THOSE WHO WON’T HELP THEMSELVES AND BESIDES ROBBING ITSELF BLIND THE RP GOVERNMENT,,,,ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE HAVE DONE ZERO FOR THE RP….REMEMBER THAT WHEN ESTRADA IS ELECTED MAYOR OF MANILLA IN MAY….RP IS AN ISLAND IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE

    • kanoy

       You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension – a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into the Twilight Zone

  • truth_will_set_us_free

    KANOY, I ADVICE TO STOP COMMENTING.
    I’M NOT LEARNING ANYTHING FROM YOU.
    YOU’RE CONFUSING THE READERS.

    • kanoy

       AT LEAST I HAVE THAT IN COMMON WITH THE PUBLIC SCHOOL THAT YOU AND YOUR 15 BROTHERS AND SISTERS ATTENDED,,,NONE OF YOU LEARNED A THING THERE EITHER

      • truth_will_set_us_free

        YOU’RE VERY ERRATIC.
        SUCH A FOOLISH.
        WHEN WILL YOU LEARN.

      • kanoy

         I REITERATE
         AT LEAST I HAVE THAT IN COMMON WITH THE PUBLIC SCHOOL THAT YOU AND YOUR
        15 BROTHERS AND SISTERS ATTENDED,,,NONE OF YOU LEARNED A THING THERE
        EITHER

      • truth_will_set_us_free

        YOU DON’T NEED TO REITERATE.
        I UNDERSTAND YOUR MEDIOCRITY.
        LOL

        YOU’RE THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE BLOGGERS.

      • truth_will_set_us_free

        LOL. WHERE DID YOU GET THE 15 BROTHERS AND SISTERS.
        YOU MUST BE HALLUCINATING. LOL

      • kanoy

         SORRY JUNG BUT YOU CONFUSE ME,,,JUST AS YOU HAVE 16 OTHERS,,,,AS BEING YOUR DADDY,,,,TRUST ME PAL NOT 1 OF YOU IS MY KID I DO NOT CARE WHAT STORY YOUR MOTHER TELLS YOU,,,I WAS NEVER AT THE BAR SHE WORKS IN

      • kanoy

         truth_will_set_us_free wrote:

        THAT’S A FABRICATION. PHIL IS DOING VERY WELL. WE JUST LEND $ 1 BILLION DOLLARS TO THE IMF. PLEASE NO MORE LIES.

        LOAN $1 BILLION TO FEED THESE STARVING FILIPINOS

        SWS Survey: Hunger is increasing in the Philippines
        May 11, 2012
         The latest Hunger rate surpassed the previous record-high of 23.7% in December 2008, and is 1.3 points higher than 22.5% (est. 4.5 million families) in December 2011. It has been over 20% in the past three quarters [Chart 1, Table 1].
        The measure of Hunger refers to involuntary suffering because the respondents answer a survey question that specifies hunger due to lack of anything to eat.
        Moderate Hunger at 18.0%, Severe Hunger at near record-high 5.8%
        The rise in Overall Hunger between December 2011 and March 2012 resulted from a 0.3-point increase in Moderate Hunger, and a 1.1-point increase in Severe Hunger.
        Moderate Hunger, referring to those who experienced it “Only Once” or “A Few Times” in the last three months, rose slightly from 17.7% (est. 3.6 million families) in December 2011 to 18.0% (est. 3.7 million families) in March 2012. The few who did not state their frequency of Hunger were also placed in this category.
        Severe Hunger, referring to those who experienced it “Often” or “Always” in the last three months, rose by 1.1 points from 4.7% (est. 955,000 families) to 5.8% (est. 1.2 million families) – just below the record-high 6.0% in March 2001.
        Severe Hunger worsens among Self-Rated Poor and Self-Rated Food Poor
        Household heads’ reports about their own poverty in general, their own food-poverty, and their own hunger are internally consistent.
        The March 2012 survey has Hunger at 32.4% among the Self-Rated Poor, more than twice the 13.5% among the Not Poor/On the Borderline

    • kanoy

       EH NOTHING HAS CHANGED WITH,,,YOU HAD THE SAME PROBLEM IN GRADE SCHOOL

    • kanoy

       HELL-O IF I WAS TO LISTEN TO YOUR ”ADVICE” I WOULD BE LIVING IN POVERTY LIKE YOU….NO THANKS I ENJOY FREEDOM TOO MUCH



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