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Japan protests China’s gas field development in East China Sea

unnamed (11)Asahi and Yomiuri reported that Foreign Minister Kishida said on Thursday that Japan has lodged a protest over China’s construction of additional drilling platforms in the East China Sea for developing gas fields there. Kishida was quoted as saying that it is extremely regrettable that China is proceeding with unilateral development in the region.

 

Nikkei reported that MOFA has posted new photos on its website showing that China is making progress in its unilateral development of gas fields in the East China Sea. The photos show that progress has been made on at least 3 of the 16 Chinese structures in the area.

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