group of three Chinese patrol vessels once again came to the zone in the disputed Senkaku Islands (Diaoyu) in the East China Sea, which is considered to Tokyo and its territorial waters. This was reported today in the Coast Guard Japan
According to the Japanese Coast Guard patrol China entered the waters of the archipelago around 9:40 local time / 5:40 MSK /. Japanese guards require them by radio to "immediately leave the territorial waters" of the country, but do not take on Chinese ships no active operations, reports ITAR-TASS .
Territorial dispute over the Senkaku / Diaoyu / between Japan and China escalated after the beginning of September last year, Tokyo announced the purchase of the islands from private owners. After that, the Chinese have been mass anti-Japanese demonstrations, accompanied by pogroms. In recent months, Chinese patrol ships are almost constantly near the Senkaku / Diaoyu / and from time to time make brief demonstrative visits to the coastal zone. The present case - is the 48th in the last six months.