A Chinese surveillance vessel (right) passing near the Diaoyu islands – known as the Senkakus in japan. Photo: Kyodo
A Chinese surveillance vessel (right) passing near the Diaoyu islands – known as the Senkakus in japan. Photo: Kyodo

Japan places military on standby for ‘intrusions’ by dozens of Chinese fishing boats in disputed waters

  • Beijing has reportedly lifted a ban on Chinese boats operating near the Diaoyu Islands, which Japan controls and calls the Senkakus
  • China has emphasised its claims to sovereignty over the islands and surrounding waters, insisting Japan has no right to demand the boats leave

Topic |   China-Japan relations
A Chinese surveillance vessel (right) passing near the Diaoyu islands – known as the Senkakus in japan. Photo: Kyodo
A Chinese surveillance vessel (right) passing near the Diaoyu islands – known as the Senkakus in japan. Photo: Kyodo
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