Four Chinese government ships entered disputed waters in the East Asia Sea at the centre of a bitter row with Tokyo on Saturday, the Japanese coastguard said.
Image released by the Japan Coast Guard on August 8, 2013 shows a Chinese Coast Guard ship in disputed waters in the East China Sea. The ships are among five vessels that have been sailing in and out of the disputed zone since last week.
"We are telling them to leave the area," a coastguard spokesman told AFP, after the ships sailed into waters around the Senkaku islands -- known in Chinese as the Diaoyu islands -- shortly after 9:00 am (0000 GMT).
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