Chinese ships spend record time violating Japan territorial waters
Topics: CHINESE JAPAN
The Chinese vessels came within 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) off the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands, known in China as the Diaoyu Islands, well past the internationally recognized 12-mile (19.3 kilometer) limit that defines a country's territorial waters, the Japanese Coast Guard said.
Japanese chief cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tokyo has lodged repeated diplomatic protests with Beijing over the presence of the Chinese ships. ■