Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Apec forum in Bangkok. Photo: AP
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Apec forum in Bangkok. Photo: AP

China sends coastguard ships near disputed Diaoyus days after maritime talks with Japan

  • Both sides say Chinese patrol sailed in waters off the Diaoyu Islands, claimed by Japan as the Senkakus
  • Tokyo lodges formal protest over the sailings, reportedly the 32nd this year, after talks on Tuesday to set up a bilateral mechanism on maritime affairs

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Apec forum in Bangkok. Photo: AP
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Apec forum in Bangkok. Photo: AP
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