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4 China govt ships sail in Japanese waters off Senkakus

  • May 29, 2021
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Naha, Okinawa Pref., May 29 (Jiji Press)–Four Chinese coast guard ships entered Japanese territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Saturday morning.

 

This was the first intrusion into the territorial waters around the island chain by Chinese government ships since Monday-Tuesday and the 18th this year.

 

According to the Japan Coast Guard’s 11th regional headquarters in Naha, the capital of the southernmost Japan prefecture of Okinawa, two Haijing ships from the Chinese coast guard crossed into the Japanese waters around 2:55 a.m. (5:55 p.m. Friday GMT).

 

As the Chinese ships tried to approach three Japanese fishing boats operating in the waters right after the intrusion, Japan Coast Guard patrol vessels moved to ensure the safety of the fishing boats and warned the Haijing ships to leave the waters.

 

Two more Haijing ships crossed into the Japanese waters around between 8:40 a.m. and 8:55 a.m., according to the regional coast guard headquarters.

 

The four Chinese ships left the waters around between 10:45 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. The Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands are claimed by China, which calls them Diaoyu.

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