3 Chinese ships in disputed waters—Japan


TOKYO–Chinese government ships were in the territorial waters of disputed Tokyo-controlled islands on Tuesday, Japan’s coastguard said.

The three surveillance ships were navigating in the 12-nautical-mile limit around the Senkakus, which Beijing claims and calls the Diaoyus, at around 10 a.m. (0100 GMT), the coastguard said.

Chinese government ships have frequently spent time around the disputed island chain since Tokyo nationalised three of the isles last September.

However, the frequency of what Japan sees as intrusions on its sovereignty has decreased in recent months and the rhetoric between Asia’s two largest economies has cooled.

The islands are also claimed by Taiwan.

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  • i_am_filipino

    If this low chink bully chink yellow communist does not respect the international law, then they are a world threat like north korea, WORLD VS CHINA AND NORTH KOREA,

    • Matt Lee

      How about respecting international law by stopping Filipinos from invading Malaysia to set a good example?

      • Dipal

        You made the incorrect assumption that Sabah belongs to Malaysia. Set a good example by studying and reading well.

  • $26149191

    Japan should sunk that intrusive vessels.

  • ting0508

    Japan should fire at these vessels so that the Chinese will not intrude in Japanese waters again. The Chinese must be taught a lesson! They are scared to fight back as their economy will sink once war erupts. How can they feed their more than 1 billion people? The Chinese will lose everything if war erupts. If they fight back against Japan then they are courting disaster as the US will ably help Japan and annihilate China!

    • Matt Lee

      Shoulda, coulda, woulda……

  • Pinsan_ni_Mang_Kanor

    Japan should plant naval mines around senkaku.

    • Matt Lee

      Not a bad idea, then it would legitimize China planting naval mines around those mines.

  • $18209031

    Japanals are invited to draw fire. If they do, they are taking the bait. Japo Criminals need to pay for their crimes of 1937 Rape of Nanking and throughout WW2 . Time is now.

    • Crazy_horse101010

      hows your chinese ship doing on the reef who are you going to charge with the rape of nanking they are dead some executed get real who is going to pay for the 30 million dead from the so called cultural revolution that is more recent.

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