3 Chinese vessels sail inside Japanese waters near Senkakus | GlobalPost

Three Chinese maritime surveillance vessels sailed on Friday inside Japanese territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands, a Japanese-controlled islet group claimed by China, the Japan Coast Guard said.

It was the 44th intrusion since last September, when the Japanese government purchased three of the five main islands in the group, which China calls Diaoyu, from a Japanese owner.

The latest intrusion by Chinese ships into the Japanese waters prompted Shinsuke Sugiyama, director general of the Japanese Foreign Ministry’s Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, to telephone Han Zhiqiang, China’s minister to Japan, to lodge a protest.

via 3 Chinese vessels sail inside Japanese waters near Senkakus | GlobalPost.

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