The Diaoyu Islands are claimed by China and controlled by Japan. Photo: Kyodo
The Diaoyu Islands are claimed by China and controlled by Japan. Photo: Kyodo

‘Not a joint drill’: Chinese frigate ‘sent to monitor Russian warship’ near Diaoyus

  • Activity not part of any joint Russia-China exercises but to prevent misunderstanding, Chinese analyst says
  • Russia’s presence meant to send a message to Japan and will complicate conditions, observers say

The Diaoyu Islands are claimed by China and controlled by Japan. Photo: Kyodo
The Diaoyu Islands are claimed by China and controlled by Japan. Photo: Kyodo
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