NAHA 4 Chi­nese ships en­ter Ja­panese wa­ters around Senkakus

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - World -

FOUR China Coast Guard ves­sels en­tered Ja­panese wa­ters around the Senkaku Is­lands in the East China Sea on Thurs­day morn­ing, the Ja­pan Coast Guard said.

The ves­sels, one equipped with what ap­peared to be ma­chine guns, en­tered the wa­ters around the un­in­hab­ited islets at around 10:10 am, prompt­ing the coast guard to ask them to leave.

It is the first in­tru­sion into the wa­ters by the Chi­nese au­thor­i­ties’ ship since Oc­to­ber 5, mark­ing the 26th such day for this year.

The Ja­panese-con­trolled islets are also claimed by China and Tai­wan, which call them Diaoyu and Tiaoyu­tai, re­spec­tively. – Ky­odo

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