A Chinese marine surveillance vessel and a Japan coastguard patrol ship near the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. File photo: Kyodo via Getty Images
Chinese naval ship sailed in Japan waters for first time in 4 years
  • The defence ministry said the vessel transited Japan’s waters earlier this week off its southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima
  • Officials said Tokyo conveyed concern about the survey ship’s action to Beijing through diplomatic channels
20 Nov 2021 - 7:00AM