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Japan protests Chinese activity near disputed islands


Added 06-17-19 07:03:02am EST - “Japan is protesting what is says was an unauthorized Chinese maritime survey within its economic waters near disputed East China Sea islands.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Japan protests Chinese activity near disputed islands”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

TOKYO (AP) - Japan is protesting what is says was an unauthorized Chinese maritime survey within its economic waters near disputed East China Sea islands.

Japan’s Foreign Ministry says it lodged a protest with Beijing after a Chinese maritime research ship was seen dropping a wire-like object into the water off the northwestern coast of Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands on Sunday.

Also Monday, Japan’s coast guard says four Chinese patrol ships violated Japanese territorial waters off the Senkaku.

Japan’s Defense Ministry says a Chinese frigate was spotted Sunday near the Miyako Strait, and a Chinese reconnaissance aircraft was flying above the East China Sea. The latter prompted Japan to scramble a fighter jet.

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