China Sends 15 Coastguard Ships to Disputed Waters with Japan


China has sent 2 more coastguard ships to the sea area near the Diaoyus (known as Senkakus in Japan), setting a new record of having 15 government ships there. The number of boats fishing there has risen to 400 from 230.

Japanese media are shocked by the size of coastguard fleet and some of them regard China’s operation as an attempt to make such operation an established one.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told provincial departments concerned to calmly and resolutely deal with the incident according to international and domestic law and gave the instruction that Japan shall intensify coordination with the US and other countries concerned to provide “correct intelligence” to Japanese people and international community.

However, the website of NHK TV stressed on August 8 that according to the fishery agreement between Japan and China, both countries’ fishing boats can conduct lawful fishing in the sea area.

Source: Global Times “Japanese media amazed by 15 Chinese government ships patrolling the Diaoyus” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)

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4 Comments on “China Sends 15 Coastguard Ships to Disputed Waters with Japan”

  1. Ninjas says:

    I hope taiwan’s fishermen will joint the mainland team and together doing fishery business over diaoyudao.

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  2. johnleecan says:

    Japanese media are shocked? But Japanese are not shocked at their atrocities during WWII? The Japanese psychological makeup is really disturbing.

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  3. Simon says:

    China should just seize back Diaoyu in the same way Japan seized it from China.

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  4. Fre Okin says:

    The Chinese Coast Guards are there to protect Chinese fishermen. What’s wrong with that? Remember the thuggish water hosing incident back in late 2012 when the Japanese coast guard bully the small Taiwanese fishing boats? Subsequently Taiwan build a couple of large Coast Guard ships and Japan dare not bully her again and give Taiwan a fishery agreement.

    So with this background of Japan’s thuggish behavior, Chinese Coast Guard ships are necessary to protect her fishing boats…. fishing in international waters, Near Diaoyu/Senkaku, Not IN Japan’s territorial sea.

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