A Chinese guided missile destroyer takes part in a joint naval exercise with Russian warships in 2014. Photo: AP
A Chinese guided missile destroyer takes part in a joint naval exercise with Russian warships in 2014. Photo: AP

Chinese frigate chased Russian warship away from Diaoyu Islands to stake territorial claim, Japan says

  • A Japanese defence ministry official said China was likely trying to demonstrate its territorial claim to the disputed islands with Monday’s chase
  • On Tuesday, two Chinese vessels were again spotted near the uninhabited East China Sea islets, in what Japan said was the 15th intrusion of the year

A Chinese guided missile destroyer takes part in a joint naval exercise with Russian warships in 2014. Photo: AP
A Chinese guided missile destroyer takes part in a joint naval exercise with Russian warships in 2014. Photo: AP
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