China coast guard drives away Japanese vessels from disputed waters within the East China Sea
BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s coast guard drove away Japanese vessels from waters round disputed East China Sea islets on Monday, in keeping with Chinese language state media.
Disputed East China Sea islets claimed by each China and Japan have lengthy been a sticking level in bilateral relations. China calls the islands Diaoyu whereas Japan calls them Senkaku.
China Marine Police spokesperson Gan Yu mentioned the “Shinsei Maru” and 4 different Japanese ships illegally entered the territorial waters of the Diaoyu islands earlier than being pushed away by Chinese language coast guard vessels, state broadcaster CCTV reported.
“We urge the Japanese aspect to instantly cease all unlawful actions in these waters and be certain that related incidents is not going to occur once more,” Gan was quoted as saying.
(Reporting by Eduardo Baptista; Modifying by Toby Chopra)