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Chinese Patrol Ship Violates Japanese Territorial Waters

Chinese ships are once again violating Japan’s territorial waters near the Senkaku islands:

A Japanese Foreign ministry official said at a briefing Friday that the ship, the Haijian 50, that morning entered Japanese territorial water near the Senkaku islands—called the Daioyu islands by China—despite repeated warnings by a Japanese patrol boat. The spokesman said Japan’s vice foreign minister summoned China’s ambassador to the foreign ministry to protest the matter as “extremely serious” and “unacceptable.”

According to China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency, the State Oceanic Administration issued a statement on Friday saying the Haijian 50 and another surveillance ship arrived in the area early Friday morning to conduct an inspection tour.

It may be a Chinese response to an event that happened a few days ago: the Chinese trawler captain who rammed Japanese coast guard ships in 2010 was indicted (in absentia) for his infamous deeds:

After Naha prosecutors decided twice not to press charges against the skipper, an independent 11-member citizens’ judicial panel sought mandatory indictment last July 21, arguing the captain’s reckless actions posed risks to human lives.


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