12 Sep
China sends patrol ships to islands held by Japan | AP
By Louise Watt
A territorial flare-up between China and Japan intensified Tuesday as two Beijing-sent patrol ships arrived near disputed East China Sea islands in a show of anger over Tokyo’s purchase of the largely barren outcroppings from their private owners.
The China Marine Surveillance has drawn up a plan to safeguard China’s sovereignty of the islands and the ships were sent to assert those claims, said the Chinese government’s official news agency, Xinhua. The marine agency is a paramilitary force whose ships are often lightly armed.
FULL ARTICLE (AP)
Photo: Gregory Melle/Flickr

China sends patrol ships to islands held by Japan | AP

By Louise Watt

A territorial flare-up between China and Japan intensified Tuesday as two Beijing-sent patrol ships arrived near disputed East China Sea islands in a show of anger over Tokyo’s purchase of the largely barren outcroppings from their private owners.

The China Marine Surveillance has drawn up a plan to safeguard China’s sovereignty of the islands and the ships were sent to assert those claims, said the Chinese government’s official news agency, Xinhua. The marine agency is a paramilitary force whose ships are often lightly armed.

FULL ARTICLE (AP)

Photo: Gregory Melle/Flickr

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