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Three Chinese ships in disputed waters – Japan

TOKYO – Three Chinese government ships sailed in waters around disputed islands controlled by Tokyo for about five hours on Sunday, Japan’s coastguard said.

The Chinese maritime surveillance vessels were spotted inside the 12-nautical-mile zone off the Senkaku islands, which China calls the Diaoyus, in the East China Sea shortly after 10:00 am (0100 GMT), the coastguard said.

They left the zone at 3:14 p.m., it said later.

Territorial waters extend for a maximum of 12 nautical miles from coastlines under international law.

The move was the latest in a long series of stand-offs between ships from both sides as Beijing and Tokyo jostle over ownership of the strategically important and resource-rich islands.

A territorial row that dates back four decades reignited last September when Tokyo nationalized three islands in the chain, in what it said was a mere administrative change of ownership.

The central government’s move was intended to pre-empt a purchase by the Tokyo city government led at the time by nationalist governor Shintaro Ishihara.

But the move prompted angry anti-Japan demonstrations across China, which has intensified claims to the islands it says should have been “returned” after World War II.

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  • delpillar

    Because of Chinese and Russian intrusions, but most specifically the Chinese, NEC of Japan is building a lot of GODZILLA RADAR (Phase-Array Stationary 3D RADAR System) which will eventually replace or go in tandem with the 360-deg Rotational Targeting RADAR.

    This GODZILLA RADAR can reach Shanghai Airspace and several tens of kilometers inside China and N. Korea.

    Try this:

    http://jsw DOT newpacificinstitute DOT org/?p=4011

    http://jsw DOT newpacificinstitute DOT org/?p=3745

    • upupperclassman

      Very soon you will bring in the Iron Man from USA. You are entertaining! Keep it up!

    • $18209031

      China just develop the KungFu Phase Array 4D radar capable of jamming these Godzilla Radar. It will reflect back their radar and burn it .

      • tagahuron

        may araw ka rin intsik

      • delpillar

        4D is as old as 3D Phase-Array Doppler RADAR.
        4D is used in F16, F15, Mirage-2000, Mig 29, Mig-31 etc. Almost all 4th Generation Jet Fighters fave it.

        They are designed to be installed in Supersonic jets targeting moving targets at supersonic speed too.

        3D Godzilla RADAR is designed for very long range and for Ballistic Missile Tracking.

  • springbok

    Japan has already lost much of their investments in china and there’s nothing left of importance in case of a full-blown confrontation with the bullies. Anyway, Japan was able to send satellites in orbit and therefore has missile delivery system with nuke warheads.

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