Four Chinese coastguard ships entered disputed waters near East China Sea islands at the centre of a bitter row with Tokyo, China's state news agency said Saturday -- confirming an earlier report.
A Chinese surveillance ship photographed by the Japanese Coastguard in the East China Sea, on May 4, 2010. Four Chinese coastguard ships have entered disputed waters near East China Sea islands at the centre of a bitter row with Tokyo, according to China's state news agency which confirmed an earlier report.
Quoting the State Oceanic Administration, Xinhua said that "on Friday the ships patrolled the territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands", which Japan claims as the Senkakus.
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